Monday 25 December 2006

On 25 December I talked with Booktown's readers panel (Alison Jones-Pomato, John Deaderick and Cameron Cobden) about their favorite books of 2006. These included:

Alison Jones-Pomato
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin)
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb (Penguin)
The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster (Henry Holt)
Getting Stoned with Savages by J Maarten Troost (Broadway Books)
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (Bantam)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)

We also discussed Foer's Everything is Illuminated.

John Deaderick
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
Endgame and other works of Samuel Beckett (many editions)
Mother Courage and other works of Bertolt Brecht (many editions)
Hamlet and other works of William Shakespeare (many editions)

We also discussed Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike, Shadowplay by Clare Asquith and A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

Cameron Cobden
Half Broken Things by Morag Joss
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell (Random House)
Latro in the Mist (a reissue of the novels Soldier in the Mist and Soldier of Arete) by Gene Wolfe (Orb/Tor)
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Penguin)

We also discussed Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor's Last Sigh.

Eric Tomb

The Great Transformation: The Beginnings of Our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong (Knopf)
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina by David Hajdu (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart (Harcourt)
Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz (Doubleday)

We also discussed
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (Harcourt) and Homebody Kabul by Tony Kushner.

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