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December 2008

vote for us!

Two of my favorite books of this past year are nominated for Black Quill Awards over at Dark Scribe. We Disappear by Scott Heim is nominated for Dark Genre Novel of the Year, and Book of Lists: Horror is nominated for Best Dark Genre Book of Non-Fiction. Both are highly deserving and awesome.

NYR: scott heim

From Scott Heim, author of the excellent We Disappear and Mysterious Skin, one of my all-time favorites:

What was the best book of the year?

As usual, there’s a stack of books beside my bed that I’ve yet to read. But of the 2008 books I did read:

fiction: Robert Crais, “Chasing Darkness”

poetry: James Tate, “The Ghost Soldiers”

and a sublime classic I hadn’t read until this year:

William Maxwell, “So Long, See You Tomorrow”

What was the best movie?

1st place: Let the Right One In.

A close 2nd: Man On Wire.

What was the best song/album?

I can never pick just one. So here are five:

Portishead, “Third”

Cut Copy, “In Ghost Colours”

MGMT, “Oracular Spectacular”

Mogwai, “The Hawk Is Howling”

Grouper, “Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill”

Favorite Blog?

<a href=“http://passiveaggressivenotes.com” title=”

www.passiveaggressivenotes.com”>Passive Aggressive Notes

Who was the person of the year?

Since anyone in his or her right mind will answer Barack Obama, I’ll change it up a little and say Michelle Obama.

What is your New Year’s resolution?

To do something with my frequent-flyer miles.

** Bonus question: Where do you see the world going in 2009?

It will probably involve a handbasket. But then again, with the election of Obama, I’m hoping that things can only get better after the past 8 years.

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