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The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« on: January 01, 2012, 09:13:57 AM »
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What was yours for 2011?

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 09:21:40 AM »
For me it was The Walking Dead series. The characters are burned into my memory with some of the all-time greats.



It wasn't my most prodcutive year, only 15 books or series read and 3 other books which I did not finish for various reasons. Discovered some interesting new authors anyways. Christopher Moore, Dan Simmons, Alfred Bester, Joe Halderman, Margaret Atwood, Larry Niven. On to 2012. :)

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 09:28:53 AM »
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine


Riveting and very educational.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 09:43:49 AM »
The Hunger Games trilogy

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 09:47:48 AM »
New Fiction



Runner-up- The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

Non-fiction



Runner-up- Making Movies by Sidney Lumet

Best re-read



Runner-up- LaBrava by Elmore Leonard
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 10:38:10 AM »
2011:


Pre-2011:


You can read my reviews by clicking the pictures. Both have a pretty good shot at my book list for whenever we do that next. Extremely Loud will be in my top 5.
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 11:06:27 AM »
The Hunger Games
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 11:19:38 AM »
Fiction: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Non-Fiction: Hitchcock's Films Revisited by Robin Wood
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 11:48:09 AM »
Glad you liked the Murakami, Sean. It's great, unwieldy and crazy. Looking forward to read some Robin Wood. Maybe this year.

As for me: those George R.R. Martin books with the cussing.

Also: Dave Kehr.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 12:21:15 PM »
Wood's Howard Hawks book is also really good, I read that in 2010.

That was my second Murakami (after Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World).  I like him quite a bit.

I reread the Martin books this year.  Still pretty great, though the new one was a bit of a disappointment.
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