It’s a few days early for a year’s best-of list, but I’ve got over four-hundred pages left to read in my current book and reading time is scarce at this time of year, so I feel safe claiming which books form the dozen that I’ve enjoyed the most in 2012.
In no particular order, the list:
Soul Mountain, by Gao Xingjian
Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen
Air (or Have, Not Have), by Geoff Ryman
The Use of Weapons, by Iain M. Banks
Roadside Picnic, by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
The Map and the Territory, by Michel Houellebecq
The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Dhalgren, by Samuel R. Delany
Merry Christmas, best of the season, and happy reading!