As you will see in the selections we present here, there were more than enough great books by great writers in the past year to more than make up for all the other shouters and malingerers.
Sankt Otten + N: Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik
'Becoming Unbecoming' and the Toll Extracted From Survivors
Hiss Golden Messenger: Heart Like a Levee
Big Star: Complete Third
David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues
A 21st-century Muckraker Pierces the Heart of the Internet in 'Reading the Comments'
Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing
Westworld: Season 1, Episode 1 - "The Original"
"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.