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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Notables

Galley Cat (no relation) has an interesting post that compares key publications' "Best Books of 2006" lists. The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe can't seem to agree on which novels are supreme, but do find common ground when it comes to nonfiction. I just finished reading Claire Messud's "The Emperor's Children," which I thought was almost flawless. The book's writing style and feel are similar to that of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections," and I'm surprised that "T.E.C" hasn't taken off like that novel. "T.E.C." made the Times' 10 Best Books list but failed to receive a mention from either the Washington Post or the Boston Globe. (Image via