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December 23, 2005

A Year in Reading by Patrick Brown 0


Best Novel: The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen – Hugo Whittier is a 40-year-old misanthrope living in self-imposed exile at Waverly, his ancestral home on the Hudson River. Hugo is rapidly smoking himself to death, but doing it with real style. When his estranged brother separates from his wife and moves in, he drags Hugo […]

December 20, 2005

A Year in Reading: Winning the War on Christmas 0


My old friend Derek and I used to trade books back and forth in high school, and we spent many hours lurking in used book stores looking for collections of Richard Brautigan poetry and other such things. Several years later, we were roommates in Los Angeles, and one day he showed me his “blog.” I […]

December 15, 2005

A Year in Reading: Michelle Richmond 0


I asked Michelle Richmond to share with us the best books she read this year. Michelle is the author of The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress and Dream of the Blue Room. She also keeps a blog, Sans Serif. She put together a really great post for us. The Death of a Beekeeper, by Lars […]

December 14, 2005

A Year in Reading by Andrew Saikali 0


This was the year I played catch-up. My failing as a reader has always been my near-total ignorance of contemporary authors (say, those that emerged in my own lifetime). That all changed this year thanks to some wonderful recommendations from my Millions cohorts. In no time at all I was transfixed by Alvaro Mutis (The […]

December 12, 2005

A Year in Reading: Marcy Dermansky 0


Marcy Dermansky is a New York author whose debut novel, Twins, came out this fall. It’s been getting good reviews, including a mention in the New York Times this weekend. Marcy was kind enough to share with us the best book she read this year: Notice by Heather Lewis – Not since Haruki Murakami’s Underground […]

December 10, 2005

A Year in Reading: No Saddies Allowed 0


Edan and I once ran a book club together. Once a month we would guide our herd of readers through our most recent selection. Not all of them would read the book, but we didn’t mind. Our only rule was “no saddies allowed.” East of Eden (or, as I like to call it, East of […]

December 8, 2005

A Year in Reading: Kirby Gann 0


As the “A Year in Reading” series continues, I asked Kirby Gann, author of Our Napoleon in Rags, to share with us the best book he read all year. Here’s what he said: After thinking over what books I read this past year that have stayed with me, I think I’d have to choose A […]

December 6, 2005

A Year in Reading: An Emerging Best of List 0


Last year, Dan Wickett, proprietor of the Emerging Writers Network and its accompanying blog sent me his list of best books by emerging writers. The post was a big hit, and he was kind enough to share this year’s list with us. Enjoy: Novels American Purgatorio by John Haskell (interview, audio) – Haskell follows up […]

December 4, 2005

A Year in Reading: Conversational Reading 0


As the “A Year in Reading” series continues, I asked Scott, who runs one of my favorite blogs Conversational Reading, to share the best book he read all year. Not his favorite thing to do, but he indulged us nonetheless. I hate picking my favorite of anything. I always feel like it’s so arbitrary, that […]

December 1, 2005

A Year in Reading: the Best, the Rest and the Disappointments 0


Among the people I asked to contribute to this year’s “Year in Reading,” are readers that I admire. Garth reads a great deal more than me and can digest the voluminous input impressively (just wish he’d start blogging again!). He’s also the guy responsible for the great Lawrence Weschler reading list I posted early this […]