I’ve always wanted to do one of those classic animal stories that make people cry, so this is like that…Disney with fangs

29 December 2005

Yesterday[1] I did my top films of 2005, today I guess it is time for my top reads of the year.

    In no special order, my top reads of this year:

  • Iron Council by China Mieville – This is just a great read. I’ve enjoyed his other books, but they normally take a while to get through. I flew through this one. Loved the golems, and while I didn’t have any characters to love, I was interested in them all. I’m still undecided about the ending.
  • We3 a graphic novel by Grant Morrison & Frank Quietly – You’ll have to read this for yourself to get it because telling you that it is a sort of Homeward Bound meets Robocop would probably put you off. Not too sure about the proposed film adaption though.
  • Going Postal by Terry Pratchett – Another great addition to the Discworld ‘verse, this book introduces the character of Moist Von Lipwig. Hi-larious reading.

Only three books because I’m often harder on books than films, but also because I haven’t really been doing a lot of reading this year.


  1. actually it wasn’t yestarday at all, it was today, but not the today that you are reading this. This is a post from the past. A time traveling post, if you will. Or not, whatever, its all good.

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3 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Talking of time-travelling, have you read "The Time-Traveler's Wife"?

  2. Carl V. says:

    Time Traveler's Wife was my favorite this year. Also really enjoyed The Knight and The Wizard by Gene Wolfe. Didn't enjoy Anansi Boys as much as other Gaiman books but I did enjoy it.

    I have heard good things about We3 and will put it on my list.

  3. Fence says:

    Anne I did read The Time Traveller's Wife, and it was a very good read.

    Carl I've the library's copy of Anansi Boys almost two weeks overdue now. I'm so very bad ;)