Sunday, July 11, 2010

Half Way Point- top books & films of 2010 so far.

It's only July 11th, but we're already past the halfway point in 2010. It's already been a pretty dang good year for film & literature. Here are my favorites in the first half of 2010 and remember all the books & films didn't necesarily just come out in 2010 but I saw or read them for the first time in 2010. Many of the offerings are new though.

Favorite Books:
The Devil by Ken Bruen
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski
Print The Legend by Craig McDonald
Infamous by Ace Atkins
Dog Blood by David Moody
Thunder Beach by Michael Lister
Mr.Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
Dahlias Gone by Katie Estill
Graving Dock by Gabriel Cohen
T.K.O by Tom Schreck
The Chill by Jason Starr
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Hoover Bartlett
Do They Know I'm Running by David Corbett
Pyres by Derek Nikitas

Favorite Films:
Winters Bone
The Aura
The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Killer Inside Me
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Leaves of Grass
Me and Orson Welles
Red Cliff (Asian Full Length version)
The White Ribbon

That is a pretty good list and normally the best of both come out in the fall. I can easily see several of these making my years best list.

A few books I can't wait to tear into are Dennis Tafoya's, "The Wolves of Fairmount Park", John Verdon's, " Think of a Numb3r", John Rector's, "The Cold Kiss", Charlie Stella's, "Johnny Porno" and Paul Doiron's, "The Poachers Son".

It wont be long till I'll be able to see "Animal Kingdom", "Mesrine in 2 parts", "The Red Riding Trilogy", "The Square", "A Prophet" and "The Secret in their Eyes". All of this without even talking about the Oct-Nov releases. a good year indeeed!

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