Archive for December 31, 2008


Posted: December 31, 2008 in Uncategorized


The problems with ‘best’ or ‘most enjoyable’ lists is that so many really good books get left off for minor reasons. Books that are just as good as the chosen ones but require a little bit extra concentration to read or books that are brilliantly written but perhaps you don’t quite agree with their political message or just great books that you read early in the year and were pushed out by books read much later in the year. That happens with us over 60s as our memory falters. I find I can remember events and books I read 50 years ago but not something that happened 3 months ago. 

So here are some more really excellent books that I read during the year. 

Darkness Rising: Frank Tallis [review to appear on Euro Crime in 2009]
and last but certainly not least

What a lot of good books and I still haven’t mentioned my five top of the year selections. 
I will be back next year with an interesting Camberwell criminal connection, a review of a review that indicates the death of ‘Liberal England’, the quiz answers, a review of The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, and my best five books of 2008. 
I wish everyone a very Happy Healthy and hopefully Prosperous New Year.