Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Blah-Book Awards 2008

• Book of the Year, Fiction:
1) The Remains of The Day
2) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
3) The Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories

• Book of the Year, Non-Fiction:
1) In Cold Blood
2) Barbarians At The Gate
3) We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
4) The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism-
5) The God Delusion

• Most Disappointing Book: The White Tiger


Books Read in 2008 (starting mid- Dec 2007):

1. Metallica: This Monster Lives : The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster by Joe Berlinger (Author), Greg Milner
2. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
3. The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
4. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism-Naomi Klein
5. The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End - Peter W. Galbraith
6. Autobiography of a One-Year-Old Rohan Candappa
7. The Joy of Work: Dilbert's Guide to Finding Happiness at the Expense of Your Co-Workers - Scott Adams
8. The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani - Hamish McDonald
9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
10. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls - Peter Biskind
11. The Game: Undercover in the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists - Neil Strauss
12. U2 by U2 - U2
13. Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
14. India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy - Ramachandra Guha
15. The Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories - Nicholas Gurewitch
16. Standard Operating Procedure - Philip Gourevitch
17. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
18. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco - Bryan Burrough
19. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Marilyn Manson with Neil Strauss
20. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives - Frank Warren
21. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
22. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet - Jeffrey D. Sachs
24. Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires - Selwyn Raab
25. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda - Philip Gourevitch
26. The White Tiger: A Novel - Aravind Adiga
27. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
28. My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk

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