I have just sat in my thinking-dome and come up with my picks of books published in 2012 (in addition to THE LAST BALCONY and THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES and BUSY BLOOD!):
The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King
Dadaoism – an anthology from Chômu Press
This Hermetic Legislature (an anthology from Ex Occidente Press)
The Ten Dictates of Alfred Tesseller by D.P. Watt
The Truth Spinner – Rhys Hughes
Peel Back The Sky – Stephen Bacon
Motherless Child – Glen Hirshberg
Numbered as Sand or the Stars – John Howard
Eyepennies – a novella by Mike O’Driscoll
The Aesthete Hagiographer – Derek John
PS: Two more in comment below.
Watch out for JANE by PF Jeffery in 2013 – that, as part of the ‘Warriors of Love’ series of twelve discrete novels, I predict will, sooner or later, become a best-seller of the highest objective quality, with definite cinematic potential.
2 responses to “My favourite books of 2012”
I have since realised these two books were first published in 2012 and thus should be included in above list:
Secret Europe by John Howard and Mark ValentineBLACK HORSE and Other Strange Stories by Jason A. Wyckoff Only paper books have been considered when drawing up this list.
I will now consider the Favouritest Favourite below…
FAVOURITEST FAVOURITE 2012
Since compiling the above list this morning, I have been weighing in the balance my most favourite favourite. Each book has a lot going for it for different reasons. Sizeable substantiveness or acute punch. Texture or plot. Wit or sublimity. Aftertaste or real-time reading. Binding or bonding.
For its acute punch and stunning aftertaste, I give the rosette to THE AESTHETE HAGIOGRAPHER. A very difficult decision.