Favourite book(s) out this year?
Favourite book(s) you’ve discovered this year, regardless of when they came out?
I want to hear about some top drawer non-fiction too.
For me, best fiction of 2017 is a toss-up between George Saunders - Lincoln in the Bardo & Philip Pullman - La Belle Sauvage
Non-fiction, I was a big fan of Patricia Lockwood - Priestdaddy and a bunch of stuff Verso put out, mostly Adam Greenfield - Radical Technologies: the Design of Everyday Life
The book that made the biggest impression on me this year came out in 1999—Chris Harman - A People’s History of the World was a fuckin’ riproaring Marxist tour through the entirety of human history from the dawn of man through to the '90s. Biased as hell, but engaging and very persuasive in many ways.