Books of the Year: Part Two

Sunday December 16, 2007 in books | reviews

So onto my pick of the older books I’ve enjoyed in the last year, where I’ve made a point of reading several authors I’ve always had in the back of my mind. The most prominent of these was probably Mervyn Peake, and I managed to complete the whole of the Gormenghast trilogy early in the year. I also made a point of catching up with Graham Greene. The other two authors I read several books by were both new to me – Cormac McCarthy and Neil Gaiman. Two writers who couldn’t be more different, but there’s diversity for you.

My non-new favourites of 2007, in no particular order:

  • Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake (although to be brutally honest, I can give or take part three)
  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  • Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • The Outsider by Albert Camus
  • In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

Gaiman’s short story & poetry collections are some of my favorite works!

heather (errantdreams)    Monday December 17, 2007   

Yup, he’s one of my best discoveries of the last year!

The Book Tower    Monday December 17, 2007   

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