The Writing of Martin Brennan

2018 Reading List

EVEN though I always diverge from my reading list plans, I thought I’d still write a little post about I what I hope to get through in 2018. I’ll be writing essays for most of these as well, as I did last year.


  • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, Stephen King
  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  • Misery, Stephen King
  • The Time Machine, H. G. Wells
  • East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  • Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Stranger Beside Me, Ann Rule


I wrote essays for most of these, which I have linked.

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Martin Brennan, the Author

I’m Martin Brennan. I'm a software developer by day, and I like to think I know how to write. Like how a hobo thinks he knows the recipe to Coca-Cola.

You can read about my major projects on my works page.

The authors that inspire me are Cormac McCarthy (my God), Stephen King (my Prophet), J. R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, Hunter S. Thompson, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, and Kurt Vonnegut.

Find me on twitter @mjrbrennan or email me.