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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Led Zeppelin’s “Essential” Reading List: North American Tour, 1977

  1. The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, by Robert E. Howard
  2. D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls, by Ingri D’Aulaire
  3. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, by Aleister Crowley
  4. Dungeons & Dragons: Monster Manual, by Gary Gygax
  5. The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
  6. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia A. McKillip
  7. Flashing Swords! #3: Warriors & Wizards, by Lin Carter, ed.
  8. A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn’s Eye, by Charles L. Grant
  9. Merlin’s Ring, by H. Warner Munn
  10. The Golden Dawn: A Complete Course in Practical Ceremonial Magic, by Israel Regardie
  11. Hustler, “Beaver Hunt,” Apr. 1977: pp. 22-24, by Larry Flynt, ed.

Described as an "up-and-coming humorist" by Esquire, Tyler Stoddard Smith works have been featured or are upcoming in: The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes, The Best American Fantasy, Esquire, Meridian, Pindeldyboz, The Big Jewel, Yankee Pot Roast, Word Riot, Fresh Yarn, Barrelhouse, Monkeybicycle, and McSweeney's, among others. For more info, feel free to e-mail him at He also edits a political satire Web site,