Looking for a good book? Here are my best reads in English of 2008.
- Will in the World. How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. Stephen Greenblatt 2004. The great man in his historical context.
- Casino Royale. Ian Fleming 1953. Finely written about the greatest secret agent of them all.
- The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy. Avram Davidson 1975. Riveting supernatural detective stories in alternate-history Balkans.
- The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. Michael Chabon 2007. Yiddish noir detective novel in an alternate-history Alaska.
- The Spook’s Apprentice. Joseph Delaney 2004. Young-adult rural fantasy.
- Electric Universe. David Bodanis 2005. Richly embroidered non-fic.
- Under the Black Flag. David Cordingly 1995. Arr, me hearties!