“Which of your many books do you consider signature show pieces, or LaFond must reads, I mean if someone had to read only the top few, which would you recommend? Do you have a personal Top 10?”
-Our Illustrious Guests
I guess I deserve that question after I’ve been a big enough dick to make it impossible for a man of my class to even own half my collection.
Dear Guest, I have picked 9 books off of my shelf and have yet to arrange them. I will now go on line and look at the four books which I have published but do not yet own, and make my determination as to the ranking of this ten.
I have six nonfiction and four fiction choices. My number 11 pick was Taboo You, my most popular nonfiction title that is about more than fighting.
10. White in the Savage Night: A Politically Incorrect Life in Words, 2016 [best writing form to date]
9. 40,000 Years from Home: A History of Human Aggression [most comprehensive examination of my violent life]
8. When You’re Food: Raw, A Fighter’s View of Predatory Aggression, The Forever Autumn Press Edition [best of my early Harm City Writing]
7. God’s Picture Maker [most satisfying Sunset Saga novel, the Dark-Eyed Girl Edition, cheaper and edited]
6. Poet: the Enlightened Fate of Akbar Qama [best urban fiction]
5. The Jericho Bone [an unmarketable mix of history, science-fiction, horror, Islam and deep characterization—but my best fiction job]
4. Reverent Chandler: The Saga of Fend [most readable and most violent fiction]
3. He—Gilgamesh: Into the Face of Time [an adaptation of our oldest surviving story]
2. Stillbirth of A Nation [most important history book]
1. Under the God of Things, [most in-depth examination of our condition I have managed thus far]
Thank you for pulling this out of me, Guest, and thank you for inspiring me to write Stillbirth of a Nation, for I believe it was you who sent me the link to Peter Williamson’s manuscript.