Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Time Out Chicago: top 10 books of 2008

A few books that appeared here on the blog made Time Out Chicago's top ten books of 2008 list, including:
Captives, by Todd Hasak-Lowy. Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.

No novel we read this year quite caught the zeitgeist of liberal thinking in the mid-2000s like Hasak-Lowy’s debut. And few made us laugh as hard.

All About Lulu, by Jonathan Evison. Soft Skull, $14.95.

A strange and beautiful coming-of-age novel, with a pitch-perfect ear for the comic mundanity of everyday speech, All About Lulu earned its moments of painful, pure tenderness. And, it earned its way onto our list.
Read an excerpt from Captives and learn more about the book at the publisher's website. Visit Todd Hasak-Lowy's faculty webpage.

The Page 69 Test: Captives.

Read an excerpt from All About Lulu, and learn more about the book and author at Jonathan Evison's website.

The Page 99 Test: All About Lulu.

Read about another book on Time Out Chicago's top ten books of 2008 list.

--Marshal Zeringue