Saturday, November 17, 2007

Best of 2007 lists - obviously Amazon didn't listen......

The list of the best books of 2007 is out. And topping the list?
Stephen King's Dark Tower adaptation.

This is what they say:
Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland's origins - the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature!

This is what I thought:
This feels like Peter David trying his best to do a Neil Gaiman impression. Frankly it’s just not very good. This is David trying to be clever, trying to write in a style he simply doesn’t have the talent for and it fails on nearly every level. Sure, the art’s pretty, but not my cup of tea and I certainly wasn’t enjoying it when the overblown writing gets in the way.

I'm right, they're wrong. Sorry.

The rest of the list, can't really argue with it: Perry Bible Fellowship, Peanuts, Don Martin collection. Pretty Good.

And whilst we're on best of 2007 lists, Publisher's Weekly has theirs up now. This one's pretty much what I think a lot of them will be like; Alice in Sunderland, Shortcomings. Laika, Scott Pilgrim, Exit Wounds, All-Star Superman will all be featuring in a lot of lists methinks.

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