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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fantasy Book Critic’s 2008 Review/2009 Preview — Jonathan Barnes


2008 FAVORITES:

The books that I enjoyed the most this year were
Michael Chabon'sThe Yiddish Policemen's Union” (worth it, like anything by the man, for the heart-stopping beauty of his prose); Stephen King'sDuma King”, which may very well be one of the best things that he has ever written; Michael Marshall Smith's touching and evocative “The Servants”; and Adam Roberts' dazzling “Swiftly”.

In comics, I have been enthralled by
Grant Morrison's characteristically knotty and uncompromising run on Batman and by Garth Ennis' wonderful revivification of Dan Dare which also, quite unexpectedly, turned out to be the most moving story that I read in 2008.

ON THE HORIZON FOR JONATHAN BARNES:

In 2009,
HarperCollins will publish my second book, “The Domino Men”, in the USA (January 27, 2009), and I shall be hard at work on my third, as yet untitled, novel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jonathan Barnes graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English literature, and is the author of the critically-acclaimed debut, “The Somnambulist”, and its sequel “The Domino Men”. Jonathan also reviews for the Times Literary Supplement. For more information, please read Fantasy Book Critic’s Interview with the author
HERE.

NOTE: For more author responses, please visit Fantasy Book Critic's 2008 Review/2009 Preview index
HERE.

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