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Old 28th Dec 2007, 14:03   #2
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Default Re: Palimplists 2008

29. Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy
28. No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
27. The End of Faith, Sam Harris
26. The Picture of Dorian Gray
, Oscar Wilde
25. A Void, Georges Perec
Iceland Saga, Magnus Mangusson
23. The Collected Stories of... , Vernor Vinge
22. The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, G. W. Dahlquist
21. The Professor of Desire, Philip Roth
20. Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris
19. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
18. The Handmaiden's Tale, Margaret Atwood
17. I Am Legend
, Richard Matheson
Morphology of the Folktale, Vladimir Propp interesting, not for everyone
15. Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut
14. The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
13. Sulphuric Acid, Amélie Nothomb
12. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
11. Dawn of the Dumb, Charlie Brooker
10. The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
, Mary and John Gribbin

His Dark Materials Trilogy
09. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
08. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
07. Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut 1/2
06. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller Jnr.
05. Q, Luther Blissett
The Regeneration Trilogy
04. The Ghost Road, Pat Barker
03. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
02. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, H. P. Lovecraft
01. The Eye in the Door, Pat Barker

The Stories of Paul Bowles
, Paul Bowles
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (cr)
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, ed. Richard Dawkins
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (cr)
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 3, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Don Quixote
, Cervantes (Interrupted - a long termer, this one)

Following on from my 2007 List, I'm going to keep a necessarily title-free record of the quality of feature film scripts which I read and report on for the UK industry:
As of December 30th, and I'm going to guess that that is that for 2008: only 8 acceptable efforts out of 26. Not a good ratio. Those at the top were really good though, so that's something at least. I guess.

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