I read most of the reviews you have. I haven't read any of the books listed, and the only author on the list I've read has been Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I've read a novel of his in Spanish (and his novels are actually much better in Spanish because you lose a lot of the magic realism elements in the translation to English) and some short stories too. I've been meaning to by Chronicle of a Death Foretold in both Spanish and English to compare the translation. I think he's a very good writer.
I'm sorry I haven't called you to play games. I've been very busy. I should give you my number and just have you call me. It'll probably be better, should you ever decide that you'd like to play games.