Thursday, December 03, 2009

Another List I'm Not On

100 Notable Books of 2009 - The New York Times

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

6 comments:

  1. No:

    'How it Ended: New and Collected Stories'
    By JAY McINERNEY This collection, from a career now reaching nearly three decades, reminds us how broad McInerney’s scope has been and how confidently he has ranged across our national experience. (Knopf, $25.95.)

    --given the company one has to keep, there are lists as well as lawns it's better not to be on.

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  2. hey, Bill, you can't make the list if they won't read your book.

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  3. Well, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't make it even if they did.

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  4. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Each year those books are selected from the same publishing houses or their subsidiaries or imprints: HarperCollins, Scribner's, Farrar Straus, Viking, Penguin, Little Brown, Holt, etc. It's a phenomenon. It never varies, year after year after decade, that 95 percent of notable books come from those same houses. I guess the Times is privy to mysterious vibrations emanating from those houses.

    Richard Wheeler

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  5. ...or, as you are too gentlemanly to baldly suggesst, from the ad department...

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  6. Not only have I not read a one, I have only heard of one title and maybe half-a-dozen authors. I prefer the solid writing of a Bill Crider or Richard Wheeler.

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