OBJECT

SUBJECT

TRAIN

DATE

some sort of chinese book-picture of an emperor on cover[back=front]

guy who looks like hip tibetan-lug boots, choclate fleece cap, black pants ,brown parka

L

2.3.00

script

smug looking guy with earband and shoes that look too small for his feet

L

2.3.00

FATFAT Windows Step-By-Step guide

guy looks like he thinks he's Spielberg on some winter location shoot-black baseball cap with Nike swoosh- walkman headset silver over- designed, curves around back of head

L

2.3.00

small book

woman perched on edge of subway seat-looks like joanna gleason(monty halls' kid) holds book like it's a bible or birdwatcher's book

L

2.3.00

Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full

blue knit hat-fuzzy angora-unfocused eyes, black pools

L

2.3.00

The God of Small Things

woman in black wool pants, black backpack, black jacket quilted-bangs, glasses, reassuring smile, pigtails

L

2.3.00

The Executioner's Song

colorful scarf, leather jacket, floods, lipstick, blue eyes-pigeon toed in clunky fashion girl brown wingtips

L

2.4.00

St.John's Dark Night of the Soul

airport haired,blue eyeshadow, girl, vintage coat-amazon.com bookmark

L

2.4.00

The Green Mile

blonde prize-fighter peacoat woman

L

2.4.00

The Maze-Catherine Coulter

lots of simple silver rings-lesbian mom left husband-hoping they'll turn it into a Sandra Bullock movie

L

2.4.00

that book with cover of old New York(?)hardcover

beautiful short woman in antique black hat-grey wool coat like a pale sky-styling glasses-like someone from a past life-GONE

F

2.4.00

Dante's Divine Comedy

girl-big paperback-how many years will I think "is she on this train?"

F

2.4.00

The Rosy Crucifixion

kind of nervous guy in leather car coat, jeans, worn black doc marten oxfords, black backpack

F

2.4.00

The Living Bible

hispanic woman

L

2.6.00

book on political realism-orange and white cover

guy with shiny black trousers-travel suitcase

L

2.6.00

Memoirs of a Geisha

red velvet jacket-coat in lap-looks like a nurse

L

2.6.00

thin chinese or korean book

woman with ugly Members Only-type leather jacket color of hot chocolate

L

2.6.00

Torture-"The Spectactle of the Scaffold"-Foulcalt(sp?)

red and black NorthFace winter coat, cuffed green cords, running shoes,thin rimmed tortoise shell glasses-curly hair-looks smart

L

2.3.00

The New [?] Morals and Values

beautiful brown leather swedish school bookbag-beautiful but sour puss-nice antique grey topcoat with dark silver trim-short, with inward turning toes

L

2.7.00

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

engaged-short-the Breck Girl's hair-red liquorice eyeglasses

L

2.7.00

Japanese for Busy People

japanese, bob, dressed in muted brown mustard-carries Kiehl's small shopping bag

L

2.7.00

psychology text book

knit hat, black leather jacket

L

2.7.00

japanese novel

hip japanese farmer

L

2.7.00

some crime novel-purple paperback

guy who looks like Jack Warden-slowly and methodically taps feet-married, purses lips

PATH

2.7.00

Be Cool-Elmore Leonard

girl in leather pants and red wool coat, red hat, glasses-worried

R

2.7.00

Chapter 7-"Leadville"

professional young woman all in professional black-bites side of bottom lip-light brown hair pulled back tightly and professionally-clunky high-heeled loafer-constantly bites lip, moves chin- probably smokes-former dancer

R

2.7.00

people are beautiful-and then they're lost-shoes don't fit

at firtst thought it was The Odessy, but it was something by Ovid

peacoat, simple green knit hat, grey scarf, tan chinos, black oxfords, holds book down at waist level to read-some long poem book-looks like dreamy Jouqim Pheonix-haircut like Napoleon

C

2.8.00

Descartes-God Exists

blue hoody-looks like Donna Jackamite(grammar/highschool crush)-silent movie lips-heartbreaker

C

2.8.00

some exotic travel book

blink blink, pigeon-toed-simple black wool geometric jacket, straight bob under striped knit cap

C

2.8.00

Nausea-J.P.Sartre

retro 70's glam shepherd,Patti Smith

L

2.8.00

Hell's Angels

blonde thin straight hair-silly sunglasses ala John Lennon-fancy BannaRepublican stone chinos

L

2.8.00

Coming Into the Country-John McPhee

blonde colorado vandyke moustache and goatee, rooster hair, bomber jacket

L

2.8.00

some Virginnia Woolf biography-fat

nice woman with simple hair parted in middle, faint moustache, pea coat-pale blue eyes

L

2.8.00

book of poetry

small asian guy-tiny nose ring

L

2.8.00

Sculpture In Time-Andrew Karpowsky-library book

black leather comfrort boots, long greasy hair, brown fashion horn-rims, awful beard, sickly long classical guitar fingernails-left hand

L

2.9.00

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

sourpuss-jean moreau jules and jim checkered newsboy cap, long pea green quilted coat-asian-rave boo.com hip hop pants, ugly shoes

L

2.9.00

New Yorker

older woman-looks like orson beane-has two big bees on each sock

PATH

2.9.00

Choosing Profit Over People-"Conscience [?] Without Consent"

business guy-London Fog tan raincoat

L

2.9.00

Peter Mayles book

corporate dude like barry bostwick with french beret and green scarf-trouble

L

2.9.00

V.C.Andrews

cornrows

L

2.10.00

Oedipus Cycle-Sophocles

like a gorgeous Sarah Gilbert-cuffed jeans,silly heeled slip-on boots-black tailored peacoat-bulky leather gloves-leather shoulder bag-cell phone-eyes the color of coffee

L

2.10.00

I Know This Much Is True-Wally Lamb

sensitive, tan, j.crew bad ass-black leather car coat, tobacco boots

L

2.10.00

Sick Puppy-Carl Hiassen

looks like she works for a record company-long straight blonde hair[next to her, a girl prettier than she'll ever realize, eats a banana piece by piece]small fingernails like a baby-big teeth-gets off at 34th street-train to Jersey

B

2.12.00

movie script

skinny fashion girl-skinny black knee-high boots-fluffy blue coat-stands with her feet together bow-legged

L

2.12.00

The Living Master-The Impact of a Saint

soft face-dirty jeans

L

2.12.00

some library book with tables-"The (Living) (Green) Revolution"

classic 70's denim girl, long straight hair-jacket lined with white fleece-funny boots-ali mcgraw

L

2.12.00

Salman Rushdie-Midnight's Children

nice girl, jeans smartly cuffed-black hair streaked with white-unobtrusive john fluveog shoes-buckle

L

2.12.00

Killing Rage- IRA book

normal girl

L

2.13.00

Pamela Jane Smith-Secrets Can Really Kill Your Career-woman's mystery-NY Public Library

proud woman-wistfully leaning

L

2.16.00

Harold Pinter-The Birthday Party

young woman with lotsa hair pulled into a fat bouquet in back

L

2.16.00

chinese novel

hip chinese girl

L

2.18.00

think paperback with green cover like bamboo leaves

d.j. kid

L

2.18.00

Coming of Age In Missisippi

club monacco girl-dkny black jean jacket-wish i wrote a book that some nice girl would hold in her hands and read on the train

L

2.18.00

The List Poem- A Guide to Teaching and Writing Catalogue Verse

nice girl who just got lettuce, 3 giant onions, and 2 grapefruit from chelsea market-nice black little workboots-simple blue down jacket- startled blue eyes, brown cotton pants-what are the answers? straight brown hair with slight wave and curve- parted over crotch of right eye-sits knee over knee-head cocked-eyes slightly furrowed-turns pages with thumb and brings eyes face a little closer; eyes open a little like it's magically a whole new book

L

2.18.00

Lonely Planet-Istanbul

nice girl-jeans, timberland running shooes, pea coat, natural blonde hair -wire rims

L

2.18.00

Six Great Modern Plays

girl with cane and large mcdonald's hot chocolate

L

2.19.00

Cat's Cradle-Vonnegut

someone's hip sister

F

2.19.00

some Noam Chomsky book

normal nice girl in jeans and red sweater

L

2.20.00

National Geographic

bangs-pale purple nail polish-black sweater-airwalks-baggy chinos- hair brown but you'd almost say auburn-old lady 50's glasses-burnt brown tailored fashion parka- gauzy flame red scarf-silver watch and band-greenbrown eyes like dinner plates-bedford girl

L

2.21.00

John Rechy-The End of the Night

paint splattered black work boots, cuffed up dusty blue dickies-green plaid wool hunting jacket

L

2.21.00

I Will Bear Witness

humble boy reading dense paperback-his bottom lip like a giant wave crashing out from his mouth

L

2.23.00

Hard Candy

hipster guy

L

2.23.00

National Geographic

normal, possible thoughtful girl

L

2.23.00

Power Eating

freaky guy listening to manic socca music

L

2.24.00

Treatment of the Borderline Personality

normal girl-blonde curls- black gap down vest, cargos- ugly nikes, blue eyes, pink lips, water bottle, backpack with center mesh pocket, clunky sexy mens' watch-married, big conventional rock

L

2.24.00

something called Extinct Magazine

dyed auburn bangs, my-so- called-lips-fake brown fur coat-sky blue manhattan portage messenger bag-not too big polish worker hipster girl black shoes-dark maroon nail polish on short nails-blue eyes and easy smile-slant eyes-grabs the old lady's empty seat-thrift store blue dickies pants-the world's most glamorous janitor-big hands-like a bear with simple silver rings-another person I'll never know forever-schoolboy black socks

L

2.29.00-a.k.a. LeapDay

SPIN magazine

confident woman with knowing smile, and pins holding up hem of pants legs- lipstick, no nailpolish-cuban boots-no one looks incredibly intelligent chewing gum-a deep red hoody under black leather car coat-red soft acryllic chain scarf

PATH

3.1.00

Shampoo Planet-Douglas Coupland

starbucks girl- one hand on shoulder bag strap one in jacket pocket- muted plaid red wool skirt-marisol boots- always looking down like botticelli woman- couldn't break through that gaze with a sledge hammer

L

3.3.00

fat fat old paperback

hooded hipster rave kid

L

3.3.00

some fat-assed trade paperback-Global Economy

nervous intelligent guy in wide whale cords

L

3.6.00

Photographing Fine Art

asian girl

L

3.7.00

Black Friday- David Goodis

me with a good job

L

3.7.00

fat Norton Anthology of something or other- some sort of art from antiquity on the cover- black background- like a bunch of roman senators or disciples standing around

Maria De Ettore all grown up and tired- moves her lips when she reads- looks like she's in church silently saying prayers- makes you want to get close and listen-

PATH

3.8.00

New York Magazine- "How To Spot It" - article on colon cancer

woman in stone poplin audrey hepburn raincoat- pale grey blue j.crew tailored shirt, simple black skirt- bare legs, no socks, black clunky loafers with some big velcro strap, little red tag- short jean seberg haircut, dark brown- thin gold ring on right ring finger- drab olive yak pak- tiniest silver hoop earings high on lobe- a thin red 2 1/2 " scratch on left knee- looking at pic of audrey hep from "War And Peace" -good posture- feet together- reads magazine folded in half - wise green eyes- the woman i imagine myself being in next life

L

3.10.00

The Natural- Bernard Malamud

brown fleece cape and tibet hat- blonde hair- loose red turtleneck sweater- another sweet pair of glasses- loose black leathe gloves- 9 or 10 acne dots- big canvas thing wrapped in hefty bag (it's raining) why isn't there a way out- blue eyes and furrowed brow like owly eyebrows- black leather backpack- doesn't look up at chinese toy salesman

L

3.11.00

old paperback copy of Winesburg, Ohio- Sherwood Anderson

another cute girl, red stadium coat- nervously twirls brown forelocks- small but bony fingers artfully hold book- blue t-shirt- silly 50's tortoise shell glasses- walks like Holden Caulfield's kid sister, Pheobe

A

3.13.00

Of Light And Shadows- Isabelle Allende

normal bright girl-library book- jeans a little too tight

A

3.13.00

some smart magazine about foriegn countries and economics

girl with big saucer brown eyes and the face of one of peter scott's sisters that i had a crush on- elegantly business dressed in black and strappy shoes-legs dry- this part of life almost hurts

F

3.27.00

Nazurland and Atuprasad (?)

wild style girl- black ruby red nail polish- reads book with exotic names- how can women be so beautiful and men grow up so ugly?

L

4.7.00

The Institutionalist

red hair, red sock guy- a polka dot kind of guy

L

4.9.00

Freedom's Song

goof legged girl-woman who looks like the most heartbreakingly beautful dock worker- corrects a paper

L

4.9.00

To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

intellegent looking student girl in pea coat- straight brown hair parted in middle- things scribbled on her navy blue book bag in ball point pen- braces- with her mom who has a "Let's Talk" gold charm pin on lapel of shiny black raincoat- like the amish girl next door- the girl reads paperback , the mother reads People magazine- girl is tired and rests head on mom's shoulder- 15 or 16- eyes half shut- thinking of something

L

4.9.00

A Man In Full

denim girl- cowboy's wife

R

4.10.00

some 'zine

preppy hipster guy with sports walkman

L

5.2.00

fat textbook

chinese girl in pale blue top

L

5.2.00

+C Programming Language

guy with Sony cap-why does someone seem beautiful and not someone else?

L

5.2.00

book on Geronimo

girl in levis

R

5.2.00

Motherless Brooklyn

kate spade woman

L

5.2.00

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

tight jeans-pointy shit kicker black cowboy boots- "Then I was carried beyond pleasure"- weird underground girl- carmel brown seventies short thin fitted leather zip jacket

L

5.2.00

Amazing Grace

office woman with a lot of ugly earrings

L

5.2.00

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

that short woman in brown wool jacket again-short dirty blonde hair- irish mug- honest hands- clunky shoes

L

5.2.00

Charity

blue wool fleamarket coat-changeable face-maroon toe-nail polish- like the kind of woman they would've gotten a young Amy Irving to play in the movie of her life- maybe they'd call the movie "Charity"

L

5.3.00

Charles Dickens- Our Mutual Friend

guy who looks like robert crumb's brother- reads with chin on chest- how many, how long?

L

5.4.00

Where the Heart Is- Oprah's Book Club

red hair, black fingernail polish

L

5.4.00

It's Raining Frogs and Fishes

guy with one-star black t-shirt- art grad- smiles as he reads book

L

5.4.00

fat paperback- history or historical novel

hip Robby Benson with blue cubano shirt- i should live in a sod house or the desert

R

5.9.00

Good Omens

punk princess

R

5.9.00

She's Come Undone

hipster chick talking about UPA (why do i know what she's talking about?) and Gerald McBoingBoing-daisy green flowery woody allen hat pulled down over her narrow eyes- big hipster chick watch- she follows latest trends in industrial design

R

5.9.00

hard cover book with the slip cover blue with white drawing of some machine like a motorcycle engine

polite perfect J.Crew woman in arabian slippers, stone cargo capri's- simplest of silver wedding bands- uses empty matchbook as bookmark- what is inside her head right now? little mesh plaid bag- black ribbed t- grey charcoal twinset- red lipstick- green eyes- and GONE

L

5.9.00