Books of the year 2009

30 12 2009

Favourite books of the year

Of course they’re not of the year, rather just the best I happen to have read in the past 12 months. And, strictly speaking, this one was at the end of 2008:

Vertigo by W G Sebald

This one was extremely good:

Restoration by Rose Tremain

And can’t believe it took me so long to get round to this – just absolutely outstanding:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And the worst…these two were just awful:

And then we came to the end

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2 responses

30 12 2009
Casey

So Vertigo is an especially worthwhile book? i’ve been wanting to read it but I’m caught up in Anna Karenina right now. do you recommend vertigo? how long is it?

3 01 2010
Paul

Vertigo is outstanding, but not his best (Austerlitz is in my view). It is fairly brief but a terrific read.

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