Eric Lim

Unsolicited commentary and thoughts


I figure I should do this list before people stop caring. Or start caring again. Hmm. In any case, here is the list of books/graphic novels I read in 2008, and once again, starred and bolded are my favorites.

  • The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  • Naked – David Sedaris
  • Assassination Vacation – Sarah Vowell
  • Player Piano – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Shortcomings – Adrian Tomine
  • Y: The Last Man – Brian K. Vaughn
  • Astonishing X-Men – Joss Whedon
  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  • Safe Area Gorazde – Joe Sacco
  • The Umbrella Chronicles – Gerard Way
  • Superman: Red Son – Mark Millar
  • White Noise – Don Delillo
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling*

I wasn’t too fond of most of the books I read last year. In fact, most of them were unmemorable. Superman: Red Son deals with the what-if of Superman’s spaceship landing in Russia instead of the US. Highly recommended read and one of the better graphic novels I’ve read recently.

Goblet of Fire I enjoyed because Rowling finally gets darker, and I just finished book five which I thought was even better. I’m not sure why so many people liked book three, although I sort of knew what the twist at the end was already, so that could be a reason why.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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