Favorite Novels of 2009 (in no particular order)
Dennis Lehane's The Given Day
Craig McDonald's Toros & Torsos (actually autumn 2008, but only got around to it a couple months ago)
James Sallis's Salt River (UK paperback edition)
Dennis Johnson's Nobody Move
George Pelecanos' The Way Home
Megan Abbott's Bury Me Deep
Wu Ming's Manituana
Attica Locke's Black Water Rising
Massimo Carlotto and Marco Videtta's Poisonville
Darmenico Starnone's First Execution
Book of the year
Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City- part Philip K. Dick, part early Pynchon and part Wyndham Lewis's Apes of God, but mostly just Lethem at his very best.
Away in London until the new year, so blogging will be very sporadic, if at all.
Japanese Garden - RIP Masabumi Kikuchi, one of the most idiosyncratic jazz pianists. When young, Masabumi mastered the modal language and played it with Elvin Jones. A little ...
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