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Eligible Works for Dead End Follies' Year-End's Best Reads

Eligible Works for Dead End Follies' Year-End's Best Reads

Another year has gone by and it's been quite busy again. By the end of the week or so, I'll have 102 books read and eligible to become part of my year-end best lists. It was good overall. Maybe not fantastic like, let's say 2015 was, but there were plenty of standout novels to choose from and celebrate. They were just a little fewer and further between than some other years, maybe. It doesn't matter, because you're not going to hear about the shitty ones.

Next week, on Tuesday and Thursday respectively, I will publish my Notable Reads list of 2017 and my Best Reads list of 2017 in that order.In the meantime, here is the list of eligible works for you to browse. Those linked up have reviews you can read, which I encourage you to do, of course. It'll help you put yourself in the mood and get amped up for next week. It's almost Christmas, things are slowing down at work, get browsing. C'mon!

John Le Carré - The Night Manager

Johnny Shaw - Floodgate

Will Viharo - Things I Do When I’m Awake

Peter Straub - Koko

Bob Truluck - The Big Nothing

Chuck Tingle - Pounded in the Butt by my Own Butt

David Bowles - Chupacabra Vengeance

James Rayburn - The Truth Itself

Jordan Harper - She Rides Shotgun

Dennis Lehane - Since We Fell

George Karl - Furious George: 40 years of Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs and Poor Shot Selection

Jeremy Robert Johnson - Entropy in Bloom: Stories

Vincenzo Bilof - The Horror Show

Jamie Grefe - Static/Orgone

Sean Kilpatrick - Sucker June

Johnny Shaw - Imperial Valley

Lauren Beukes - Slipping : Stories, Essays and Other Writing

Guy Debord - The Society of the Spectacle

Peter Straub - Mystery

Chuck Klosterman - X : A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the 21st Century

Constance Ann Fitzgerald - Glue

Kieran Shea - Off Rock

William Peter Blatty - The Ninth Configuration

Brian Evenson - The Open Curtain

Brian Evenson - The Wavering Knife

Stephen Williams - Among the Ruin

William Dylan Powell - Untimely Demise

Joe Clifford - Give Up the Dead

Robert McCammon - Boy’s Life

Mike McCrary - Genuinely Dangerous

Mark Jaskowski - The Heartbeat Harvest

Tiffany McDaniel - The Summer That Melted Everything

Alissa Nutting - Tampa

Scott McClanahan - The Sarah Book

Andrew Hilbert - Invasion of the Weirdos

Stephen King - The Gunslinger

Chuck Palahniuk - Rant

Andrew Pyper - The Only Child

Henry Giroux & Brad Evans - Disposable Futures

Peter Straub - The Throat

Jon Bassoff - The Blade This Time

Nik Korpon - The Rebellion’s Last Traitor

Grant Jerkins - Abnormal Man

Shea Serrano - The Rap Yearbook

Tom Pitts - American Static

Stephen Graham Jones - My Hero

Donald E. Westlake - Forever and a Death

Irvine Welsh - Glue

Thomas Mullen - Darktown

Brian Alan Ellis - Failure Pie in a Sadness Face

Brian Alan Ellis - Something to do with Self-Hate

Michael Landweber - Thursday 1:17 PM

Paul Cohen - The Glamshack

Brian Evenson - Ed vs Yummy Fur

Alex Behr - Planet Grim

Noah Berlatsky - Your Favorite Superhero Sucks

Peter Straub - Floating Dragon

Stephen King - Rage

Jason Aaron - Scalped Vol. 1 : Indian Country

Dave Cullen - Columbine

Don Winslow  - The Force

Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham - Veronica Mars : The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Noah Hawley - Before the Fall

David James Keaton (edited by) - Hard Sentences : Stories Inspired by Alcatraz

Matthew Revert - Human Trees

John D. MacDonald - A Purple Place for Dying

Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham - Veronica Mars : Mr. Kiss and Tell

Anthony Neil Smith - Castle Danger : Woman on Ice

Iain Ryan - Harsh Recovery

Lester Bangs - Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Iain Ryan - Civil Twilight

Thomas Mullen - Lightning Men

Leland Pitts-Gonzalez - Savage Anesthesia

Chad Henning & Jon Finkel - Forces of Character

Chris Kelso - Ungar House Radicals

Chris Kelso - Shrapnel Apartments

Laird Barron - Occultation and Other Stories

Ed Kurtz - Bleed

Dan & Kate Malmon (edited by) - Killing Malmon

Ray Russell - The Case Against Satan

Peter Straub - Shadowland

J.G Ballard - Concrete Island

Howard Engel - Lord High Executioner

Peter Straub - Ghost Story

Brian Evenson - Altmann’s Tongue

Brian Evenson - A Collapse of Horses

Ed Kurtz - The Rib From Which I Remake the World

Glenn Gray - Transgemination

Anthony Neil Smith - Castle Danger : The Mental States

Eryk Pruitt - What we Reckon

Shea Serrano - Basketball (and Other Things)

Lawrence Block - Out on the Cutting Edge

Lawrence Block - Sinner Man

Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club (sort of)

Will Viharo - Vic Valentine : International Man of Misery

Max Allan Collins - Quarry’s Climax

Alec Cizak - Down on the Street

Jordan Krall - Beyond the Great, Bloody, Bruised and Silent Veil of this World

David Foster Wallace - The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Iain Ryan - The Student

Adam Howe (edited by) - Wrestlemaniacs (upcoming)

Andrew James Stone - The Mortuary Monster (upcoming)

So, remember. Next Tuesday (19th), I will publish my 10 notable reads of 2017 (best of the rest) and Thursday (21st), I'll select my 10 best reads of 2017. In the meantime, you can read my year's work here. 

Album Review : Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (2016)

Album Review : Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (2016)

Book Review : Iain Ryan - The Student (2017)

Book Review : Iain Ryan - The Student (2017)