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The review of 2008 continues with further favourites. (Once again some inclusions here may not technically be from this year, but as I first read/heard it in 2008 it still counts. Please see: my list/my rules ;))

Best Book(s) of 2008

In this instance I couldn't choose between these three, so I've put all three as my top reads of the year.

Persepolis: A thoughtful yet also entertaining autobiographical look in to the revolution in Iran through the eyes of a child (and later adult) from her departure to her return.

Metropole: A psychological nightmare, almost like a scenario from the Twilight Zone, a lone linguist finds himself in a strange new city from where he must find his way home.

In The Miso Soup: A chilling thriller that rapidly descends in to horror as a Japanese tourist guide finds himself with a mysterious stranger who may or may not be what he seems.

Other notable books:

Best Music of 2008

1. Antony & The Johnsons - Another World EP
Similar artists: Rufus Wainwright, CocoRosie, Tindersticks.

2. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Similar artists: Fleet Foxes, Great Lake Swimmers, Iron & Wine.

3. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Similar artists: The Presets, Midnight Juggernauts, Pnau.

4. Mason Proper - Olly Oxen Free
Similar artists: Ra Ra Riot, The Teeth, Pomegranates.

5. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Similar artists: Black Kids, The Maccabees, Mystery Jets.

*Similar artists were taken from

Other notable albums of the past year:
  • The Assassination of Jesse James... OST - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • Burial - Untrue
  • Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
  • Santogold - Santogold
  • Soulsavers - It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land
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