With just days to go before the end of the year, Quill & Quire reviewer Alex Good has put together his 2009 year-end summation at his blog/website Good Reports. There's not a top 10 list, or a bottom 10 list. But there is this:
"It's customary to end the year with a list of highs and lows. I often get asked to suggest names for these and usually pull a blank. This past year was no exception. A couple of new books that stood out, however, were David Nickle's Monstrous Affections and Jason Guriel's Pure Product. An Honourable Mention list would include a half dozen others."
Alex had written a very kind review of the collection in November's Quill & Quire - kind enough that he put a star beside it - so I knew he liked it. But liked it enough enough to make a Top Two list? Man.
Thank you, Alex!