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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
18 Nov 2009 // 2:59 PM
The destruction of Bosch's neat, tight little world by the concussive heat of soul-ripping anguish gives this novel its ferocious energy, its mighty push.