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Favourite Books Read In 2011
Rather than books they actually came out in 2011 because I tend to wait until they are released in paperback.
+ A Song Of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin (Books 1 to 5)
Originally I planned to read Game of Thrones only and wait to read each book after each season aired. Inevitably this failed because I became too emotionally involved. I do think there are some issues with the plot in books 4 and 5 in terms of taking too long to move forward but I still really enjoy them.
+ The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Books 1 to 7)
So many feelings about these books, I had always wanted to read them and finally did this year and consumed something like 4000 pages in a month. I just really fell in love with the characters and despite all the crazy fourth wall metaness that happens in later books I personally loved the ending.
+ Horns by Joe Hill
Strange at times messed up novel but one which confirms Hill really is a talented writer (see also the Locke & Key graphic novels)
+ The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I’m always a little hit and miss with Gaiman but I really fell in love with this children’s novel.
+ The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
Strange detective story part Inception part Sherlock Holmes
+ Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
One of the best vampire stories I’ve read in ages, been wanting to read it for a long time but it was out of print until now. Funny and enjoyable, can’t wait for the sequels to be reprinted next year.
+ Under The Dome by Stephen King
Favourite King book in years even if the ending fell a little flat the build up and characters make it a worthwhile read if you are a fan.
+ Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
Another children’s book and the same with Miéville his adult books are hit and miss but this fantasy story was great.
+ The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Always one of my favourite Holmes stories I finally got around to reading it this year, so great.