Best of 2008
I hope you’ve all had a lovely festive period. Mine’s been cool.
I thought Dr Who was great, and although I enjoyed it, I did wonder what had happened to The Royle Family; the subtleties of writing and humour in dialogue seemed a bit forced.
As you’ll well know 2008 wasn’t a particularly great year for me, through one thing and another, and another, and another. But it wasn’t without some good bits and great books.
The best of which, I’d say, were:
(Short Story Collections)
And if I had to choose an absolute winner, the best discovery of the year, it would HAVE to be Aimee Bender (with Mr Keret, Tania Hershman and Mariee Sioux all very close behind). I think she’s just wonderful.
So there you go. I hope one or two of you find something you like/love from my little list.