Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Meme

Vince Keenan sort of tagged me with this one here are the rules:

1. List the authors you read in 2008 who were new to you, regardless of the year of publication.

2. Bold (mine are in italics) the ones that were debuts (first novel, published in 2008).

3. Tag some people. (I don't do this.)

Here's my list (fiction only):
Ancient Shores, Jack McDevitt
Big City, Bad Blood, Sean Chercover
The Broken Body, Floyd Mahannah
How the Dead Live, Derek Raymond
Sin Pit, Paul S. Meskil
Frenzy, James O. Causey
Crimson Orgy, Austin Williams
Million Dollar Murder, Thomas Black
The Sword-Edged Blonde, Alex Bledsoe
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
The Somnambulist, Jonathan Barnes
Johnny Guitar, Roy Chanslor
Peeps, Scott Westerfeld
The Great Stink, Clare Clark
A Dog among Diplomats, Jeff Englert
Tiger Heart, Peter David
Head Wounds, Chris Knopf
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
Skin and Bones, Tom Bale
Ratcatcher, James McGee
West on 66, James Cobb


  1. Here's the scary thing: I'm in the business, and I've heard of three of these authors. Haven't read any of them. Makes you realize how many books there are out there.

  2. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Ben, you're on my list (I'm late catching up)!

    Asa Larsson, Sun Shower
    Roxanne Longstreet, Red Angel
    Hakan Nesser, Borkmann's Point
    Mark Haddon, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
    Ron Faust, Dead Men Rise Up Never
    Mignon G. Eberhart, Dear Yesterday and Other stories
    Robert S. Napier, Love, Death and the Toyman
    Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
    Gordon Campbell, Missing Witness
    Anne Holt, What is Mine
    Alex Carr (Jenny Siler), An Accidental American
    Arnaldur Indridason, Jar City
    Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, The Silence of the Rain
    Matthew Klein, Con Ed
    Pari Noskin Taichert, The Clovis Incident
    Ben Rehder, Buck Fever
    Dan Waddell, The Blood Detective
    Linwood Barclay, Bad Move
    Scott Westerfeld, Peeps
    Nicola Upson, An Expert in Murder
    Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Jean-Patrick Manchette, Three to Kill
    Dave White, When One Man Dies

    Obviously, I was reading a lot of newer Scandinavian authors this year.


  3. Almost everyone I read this year is new. Well, 90% are.

    Thanks to Jeff for reading me.

    Word Verification: Synatic. Someone who is crazy about syntax.

  4. I read you last year. Or the year before. When's the new one due?

  5. Wow...don't recognize a lot of those

    John Nance, Orbit
    Leo Tolstoy,War and Peace
    Paul Melko, Singularity's Ring
    Joel Shepherd, Crossover
    Jonathan Barnes,The Somnambulist
    J. Mark Powell & L. D. Meagher, The Curse of Cain
    Richard Price, Clockers
    Taylor Anderson, Destroyermen: Into the Storm
    Bill Crider, Of All Sad Words
    Scott Westerfeld,So Yesterday
    David Schwartz, Superpowers
    James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss
    Richard Stark, The Hunter