Best Books of 2011

We’re heading into the season of best books lists (Amazon already jumped the gun, with their mid-year “Best Books of 2011 .. so far“).

Publishers Weekly‘s list will arrive in two weeks. Leading up to it, the editors are blogging daily about their favorites. The first title is a debut, The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock, which received strong critical attention from the NY Times , the L.A. Times and Robert Goolrick (author of A Reliable Wife) in the Washington Post, who said it’s “grotesque, violent, haunting, perverse and harrowing — and very good. You may be repelled, you may be shocked, you will almost certainly be horrified, but you will read every last word.”

The Devil All the Time
Donald Ray Pollock
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover 261 pages
Publisher: Doubleday – (2011-07-12)
ISBN 9780385535045


One Response to “Best Books of 2011”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Is it me, or are these “Best of (year)” lists coming earlier and earlier every year?

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