Best books of 2007

2008-01-14

in Books and literature, Writing

The five best books I read in 2007:

I unreservedly recommend them all. The links go to my reviews.

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Anon January 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Death and Taxes

A visual guide to where American federal tax dollars go

Anon January 15, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Budget of the National Security Agency: US$7.5 billion

Budget of the entire judicial branch: US$6.7 billion

Anon January 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Previous versions: 2005 and 2007.

Lindi Cassel January 18, 2008 at 1:23 am

I rember the overwhelming sensation while reading Fugitive Pieces was a compulsion to lick the pages…literally…her writing was that good.

Milan January 18, 2008 at 10:37 am

Lindi,

The writing is certainly beautiful, but the book is also very tragic. I found that I could only get through it a few pages at a time, interspersed with other reading.

Lindi January 20, 2008 at 10:30 pm

It is an odd thing when you combine such beauty with tragedy. Have you seen the film “Fateless”? It is a Hungarian film based on Imre Kertesz’s book by the same title – it is a similarly beautiful film (cinematographically) combined with the most honest account of the Holocuast I have ever seen on film. Highly recommend it. The Hungarian title is Sorstalanság

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