December 2, 2007

2007 Best in Fiction and Non-Fiction Books, Movies, And Music

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Most came out in 2007, a few in the 90s and 80s.

Books
Fiction
ANGELICA Arthur Phillips
THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION Michael Chabon
AFTER DARK Haruki Murakami
THE WATER'S LOVELY Ruth Rendell
MAKING MONEY Terry Pratchett
THE OTHER SIDE OF YOU Salley Vickers
LOVING FRANK Nancy Horan
BANGKOK HAUNTS John Burdett
THE PRESTIGE Christopher Priest

Non-Fiction
THE WILD TREES Richard Preston
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE Barbara Kingsolver
TRAIL OF FEATHERS Tahir Shah
THE PERFECT SCOOP David Lebovitz
THE ELEMENTS OF COOKING Michael Ruhlman


Movies
THE FOUNTAIN
THE PRESTIGE
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED
DIVA
FULLTIME KILLER
STRANGER THAN FICTION
KNOCKED UP
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

Music
PROG (jazz) The Bad Plus
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (jazz) Jason Moran
THE DEAFENING TWILIGHT (metal) Zebulon Pike
OCEANA (classical) Osvaldo Golijov -composer
THE FOUNTAIN FILM SOUNDTRACK Clint Mansell - composer
TALK TO LA BOMB (electronica) Brazilian Girls
ONE MORE DRIFTER IN THE SNOW (Christmas songs) Aimee Mann


6 comments:

Sidney said...

Nice taste!

Dhanggit said...

you just read my mind..i needed this list.. for christmas and birthday (in two days) present he wanted to buy me books and dvd's..thanks :-)

oggi said...

Sidney thanks, it's subjective, really.:)

Dhanggit you're welcome. Hope the list help. Happy shopping!:)

zlamushka said...

Hi Oggi,

I came here through Maybahay and am stunned. I love your book selection, read more than 2/3 of all the books you stated and those are the ones that would top MY reading list. It feels so good to find a cook that has dare I say the same book taste ? :-) You just made me very happy!

I just finished Nemesis by I. Asimov, I feel like you would like that one!

oggi said...

Zlamushka, thanks for dropping by.

Wow, that's good to know and I'll check out Nemesis by Asimov, it sounds like I'll enjoy it, thanks.:)

M. D. Vaden of Oregon said...

For The Wild Trees, it's good, but not one color photo in the copy I purchased.

One common theme I've read in reviews was the desire to see the trees in color.

Whenever I run across a blog mentioning The Wild Trees, I provide the following page:

Grove of Titans and Atlas Grove

Photos of several of the trees.

Cheers,

M. D. Vaden of Oregon

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