A blog about Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series, our other books about music, and the world of sound in general.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Quite the Accolade!

Many congratulations to Carl Wilson - his book for the series on Celine Dion has made it on to Paste magazine's list of the 20 Best Books of the Decade. If you haven't read it yet, perhaps this might nudge you over the cliff.

20. Chuck Klosterman - Killing Yourself to Live
19. Malcolm Gladwell - The Tipping Point
18. Donald Miller - Blue Like Jazz
17. Carl Wilson - Let's Talk About Love
16. Joseph O'Neill - Netherland
15. Eric Schlosser - Fast Food Nation
14. JK Rowling - Harry Potter series
13. Ian McEwan - Atonement
12. Doug Blackmon - Slavery By Another Name
11. David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
10. David Foster Wallace - Consider the Lobster
9. Jonathan Safran Foer - Everything Is Illuminated
8. Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking
7. Craig Thompson - Blankets
6. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
5. Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex
4. Marilynne Robinson - Gilead
3. Cormac McCarthy - The Road
2. Dave Eggers - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
1. Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

I'm sure many of those authors would give their left hand for just a fraction of Carl's royalties...


Clive said...

That photo looks like Celine is eating one of those left hands you mentioned....

The Dane said...

His book should be No. 1 because that list sucks.

Jon said...

Deserved. A/V read-alonging it here: