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Old February 15 2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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Favourite Novel of the Last Decade

The title's pretty self-explanatory; what book published since 1999 would you call your favourite?

My choice is Michael Chabon's 2000 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. I'm a big fan of comics, so I get a lot of enjoyment out of Chabon's insider look at the early Golden Age publishing scene, but it's just a phenomenal book. It touches on all Chabon's signature themes (being Jewish in America, the Holocaust, being gay in America), and functions as a really stirring tribute to the creative impulse behind the old pulp fiction. Admittedly, I think the second half, after Pearl Harbour, isn't up to the earlier parts, but it's still an amazing package.
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Old February 15 2009, 04:10 AM   #2
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The Good That Men Do
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Old February 15 2009, 05:08 AM   #3
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Re: Favourite Novel of the Last Decade

Well favourite in the sense that I've re-read it the most...

Fiction - Republic Commando - Triple Zero by Karen Traviss
Non-Fiction - The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Comic - 1602 by Neil Gaiman
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Old February 16 2009, 02:42 AM   #4
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Old Man's War by John Scalzi
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Old February 16 2009, 02:45 AM   #5
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World War Z.
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Old February 16 2009, 02:55 AM   #6
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I hate to be cliche since it's so popular, but:

The Road - Cormac McCarthy


there's a reason it's popular.


Runner up: Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan



And can I just go OT for a sec and remark how unbelievable it is that '99 was a decade ago?
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Old February 16 2009, 03:15 AM   #7
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Re: Favourite Novel of the Last Decade

Star Trek - Destiny...

What can I say, I love sci-fi, action, horror and Star Trek and this had all of 'em.
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Old February 16 2009, 06:14 AM   #8
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I think Atonement by Ian McEwan is my favorite.
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Old February 16 2009, 12:02 PM   #9
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The Time Traveler's Wife.
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Old February 16 2009, 05:41 PM   #10
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Forever by Peter Hamill. IMO, its on a par with Jack Finney and Rewind. Simply wonderful.
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Old February 16 2009, 05:46 PM   #11
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Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Old February 16 2009, 07:45 PM   #12
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Jeff Long - The Descent
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Old February 16 2009, 08:21 PM   #13
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The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
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Old February 17 2009, 01:55 AM   #14
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini. That book, in equal parts, mesmerized and scarred me.
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Old February 17 2009, 02:07 AM   #15
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini. That book, in equal parts, mesmerized and scarred me.
No doubt, me too! What a book. I also liked The Kite Runner.

I don't know if you are familiar with Rohinton Mistry, but he wrote some very good books along the same lines as Hosseini's(different country, same idea) . His are a little more feel good, but A Fine Balance is a fantastic book too.

I've read on average 2-3 books a week over the last decade and there's no way in hell i would be able to narrow it down to even ten....well, maybe ten, but thats pushing it.
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