Brian Koppelman
Book Recommendations

  • The Artist's Way

    The Artist's Way

    The Artist's Way

    Julia Cameron
    Religion
    3.91 (103,613)

    The artist’s way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. an international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. in a new introduction to the book, julia cameron reflects upon the impact of the artist’s way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into

    Brian Koppelman

    That book changed my life, even though it’s very spiritual and I’m an atheist.

    Jun 4, 2014 — Source

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    A Gentleman in Moscow

    A Gentleman in Moscow

    Amor Towles
    Fiction
    4.33 (392,909)

    With his breakout debut novel, rules of civility, amor towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. readers and critics were enchanted; as npr commented, “towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.”a gentleman in moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of count alexander rostov. when, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a

    Brian Koppelman

    A Gent is just so good. Such a wonderful read.

    Jun 28, 2020 — Source

  • On Writing

    On Writing

    On Writing

    Stephen King
    Authorship
    4.31 (252,583)

    "long live the king" hailed entertainment weekly upon the publication of stephen king's on writing. part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. king's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 -- and how the inextricable link between writing

    Brian Koppelman

    Is tough to beat. I re-read it last week, and it is still the gold standard.

    May 25, 2020 — Source

  • What Makes Sammy Run?

    What Makes Sammy Run?

    What Makes Sammy Run?

    Budd Schulberg
    Fiction
    4.11 (2,483)

    What makes sammy run?everyone of us knows someone who runs. he is one of the symp-toms of our times—from the little man who shoves you out of the way on the street to the go-getter who shoves you out of a job in the office to the fuehrer who shoves you out of the world. and all of us have stopped to wonder, at some time or another, what it is that makes these people tick. what makes them run?this is the question schulberg has asked himself, and the answer

    Brian Koppelman

    It's a legendary book about how somebody makes their way in Hollywood.

    Jun 4, 2014 — Source

  • The War of Art

    The War of Art

    The War of Art

    Steven Pressfield
    Self-Help
    3.98 (87,832)

    Brian Koppelman

    Pressfield talks about resistance

    Jun 4, 2014 — Source

  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    Haruki Murakami
    Fiction
    3.86 (149,186)

    Tsukuru tazaki had four best friends at school. by chance all of their names contained a colour. the two boys were called akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine’, and oumi, ‘blue sea’, while the girls’ names were shirane, ‘white root’, and kurono, ‘black field’. tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.one day tsukuru tazaki’s friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again.since that day tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. but then he meets

    Brian Koppelman

    If you have always wanted to read Haruki Murakami, I think this period of time is perfect for it.

    May 1, 2020 — Source

  • Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore

    Haruki Murakami,Philip Gabriel
    Fiction
    4.13 (368,488)

    Kafka on the shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, kafka tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout

    Brian Koppelman

    If you have always wanted to read Haruki Murakami, I think this period of time is perfect for it.

    May 1, 2020 — Source

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    Haruki Murakami
    Fiction
    4.15 (243,620)

    Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of world war ii.in a tokyo suburb a young man named toru okada searches for his wife's missing cat. soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of tokyo. as these searches intersect, okada encounters a bizarre group of

    Brian Koppelman

    If you have always wanted to read Haruki Murakami, I think this period of time is perfect for it.

    May 1, 2020 — Source

  • A Wild Sheep Chase

    A Wild Sheep Chase

    A Wild Sheep Chase

    Haruki Murakami
    Fiction
    3.94 (105,950)

    His life was like a recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. but an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turn. add a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, they improve sex a thousand-fold, a runaway friend, a right-wing politico, an ovine-obsessed professor and a manic-depressive in a sheep outfit, implicate them in a hunt for a sheep, that may or may not be running the world, and the upshot is another singular masterpiece from japan's finest novelist.

    Brian Koppelman

    If you have always wanted to read Haruki Murakami, I think this period of time is perfect for it.

    May 1, 2020 — Source