Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Mind of a Grocer's Assistant #4

The best books I read in 2008. In no particular order...

Julius Winsome. Gerard Donovan
A Wounded Thing Must Hide. Jeremy Poolman
Skin. Jeremy Poolman
Things the Grandchildren Should Know. Mark Oliver Everett
The Road. Cormac McCarthy
Heads. Gerry Anderson
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. John Boyne
Travels in the Scriptorium. Paul Auster
The Gathering. Anne Enright
Two Caravans. Marina Lewycka,
On Chesil Beach. Ian McEwan
The Humours of Planxty. Leagues O'Toole
To Major Tom. Dave Thompson
Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy. Tony Visconti

And the worst...

A Spot of Bother. Mark Haddon
His Illegal Self. Peter Carey
The First Verse. Barry McCrea
The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Moshin Hamid
All Summer. Claire Kilroy
Confessions of a Fallen Angel. Ronan O'Brien
My Kind of America. Jeremy Poolman
Terrorist. John Updike
The Fall of Light. Niall Williams.


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