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Eligible Works for Dead End Follies' 2016 Year-End's Best Reads

Eligible Works for Dead End Follies' 2016 Year-End's Best Reads

It's already the end of 2016, which has been another (perhaps the most) frantic reading year on this blog. Once again, I've read way too much, gave the books way too little thought, but I've had favorites and it'll soon be time to reward the absolute best I've had the pleasure to read. The structure will be the same this year as it was in 2014 and 2015, two lists of ten standout books: the very best of and the notables (the almost very best of).

Dead End Follies' Notable Reads of 2016: Singling out books that stood out and deserved mention, yet weren't quite the very best my year had to offer. Will be announced on December 15.

Dead End Follies' Best Reads of 2016:Singling out the books that were my absolute favorites of the year. Will be announced on December 20.


Here is the list of eligible works for this year. The last two aren't finished yet, but they will be by the time I publish my notables. There will be 146 eligible books this year, more than for any other year in this blog's seven years of existence. Click on the available links to read my reviews:

James Ellroy - Perfidia

Lawrence Block - Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel

Rolf Dobelli - The Art of Thinking Clearly

John C. Foster - Dead Men

Marc E. Fitch - Paradise Burns

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 : Lust for Life

William E. Wallace - Dead Heat with the Reaper

XIII : Stories of Transformation

Lance Carbuncle - Sloughing Off the Rot

Vincenzo Bilof - The Violators

Andrew Armacost - The Bohemian Guide to Monogamy

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 3 : Year of the Bastard

Scott Adlerberg - Graveyard Love

Amanda Gowin - Radium Girls

Jalen Rose - Got to Give the People What they Want

Rob Hart - City of Rose

Danger Slater - I Will Rot Without You

John D. MacDonald - The Deep Blue Good-By

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 4 : The New Scum

Laura Lee Bahr - Long Form Religious Porn

Roger Smith - Nowhere

Lori Michelle - Dual Harvest

Jon Ronson - So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Troy James Weaver - Marigold

David W. Barbee - The Night’s Neon Fangs

Chris Kelso - Rattled by the Rush

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 5 : Lonely City

Richard Godwin - Savage Highway

Joe Clifford - December Boys

David McRaney - You Are Not So Smart

Robert Spencer - Everything Used to Work

Alex Segura - Silent City

Joe R. Lansdale - Hap & Leonard

M.P Johnson - Sick Pack

Laird Barron - Man With No Name

Lavinia Ludlow - Single Stroke Seven

Seb Doubinsky - White City

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 6 : Gouge Away

Brian Alan Ellis - A Series of Pained Facial Expressions Made While Shredding Air Guitar

Jon McGoran - Dust Up

Richard Thomas - Tribulations

Joe Navarro - What Every Body is Saying

Srdjan Smajic - We Dream of Water

Cody Goodfellow - Rapture of the Deep

Alex Segura - Down the Darkest Street

Mike Miner - Hurt Hawks

Adam Howe - Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet

Lance Carbuncle - Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed

Will Viharo - Hard-Boiled Heart: A Vic Valentine Novel

Nic Pizzolatto - Galveston

Tom Lucas - Pax Titanus

Chuck Klosterman - But What if We Were Wrong? Thinking About the Present as if it Were the Past

Stephen Graham Jones - Mongrels

William Gorman - Blackwater Val

Leah Erickson - The Gilded Lynx

Blake Butler & Sean Kilpatrick - Anatomy Courses

Blake Butler - Nothing

Scott Nicolay - Noctuidae

David James Keaton - Stealing Propeller Hats from the Dead

Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow

Mike Monson - What Happens in Reno


William Boyle - Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Daniel Falatko - Condominium

Brian Keene - Where We Live and Die

D.Harlan Wilson - Battle Without Honor or Humanity, Vol. 1

Anthony Neil Smith - Holy Death

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol.7 : Spider’s Trash

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol.8 : Dirge

Sam Wiebe - Invisible Dead

Jonathan Janz - Children of the Dark

Paul Tremblay - Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

C.S DeWildt - Kill ‘em with Kindness

Steven Kotler - The Rise of Superman

Kristopher Triana - The Ruin Season

Jim Powell - Derrida for Beginners

John Langan - The Fisherman

Jennifer Loring - Those of my Kind

Mercedes M. Yardley - Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu : A Tale of Atomic Love

Juliet Escoria - Witch Hunt

Molly Tanzer - The Pleasure Merchant

Sarah M. Chen - Cleaning Up Finn

Erika Krouse - Contenders

Neliza Drew - All the Bridges Burning

Lauren Beukes - Broken Monsters

Damien Angelica Walters - Paper Tigers

Marie S. Crosswell - Texas, Hold Your Queens

Christoph Paul - Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks

Pedro Proença - Benjamin

Lee Widener - Rock N’ Roll Headcase

Anthony Trevino - King Space Void

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 9 : The Cure

Lost Signals Anthology

Jack Cady - The Off Season

Todd Robinson - Rough Trade

Jim Powell - Deconstruction for Beginners

Grant Wamack - Notes from the Guts of a Hippo

J. David Osborne - Low Down Death Right Easy

Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club 2

Jordan Krall - The False Magic Kingdom Cycle

John D. MacDonald - Nightmare in Pink

Ryan W. Bradley - Nothing But the Dead and Dying

Erik Storey - Nothing Short of Dying

Laird Barron - Swift to Chase

Kit Power - Godbomb!

Brian Evenson - The Warren

Iain Ryan - Drainland

David Bernstein - Fecal Terror

Kimmy Dee - Pussy Planet

John Jeremiah Sullivan - Pulphead

Robert Brockway - The Unnoticeables

John Dixon - Devil’s Pocket

Autumn Christian - Ecstatic Inferno

Philip Fracassi - Altar

Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan Vol. 10 - One More Time

Michael Griffin - The Lure of Devouring Light

Michael Wehunt - Greener Pastures

Grant Morrison - Nameless

Nick Mamatas - I am Providence

Matthew M. Bartlett - Gateways to Abomination

Philip Fracassi - Mother

Ruth Whippman - America the Anxious

Brian Evenson - Last Days

Livia Llewellyn - Furnace

Laird Barron - The Imago Sequence

Hannah Arendt - On Violence

Josh Malerman - A House at the Bottom of a Lake

Sparky Sweets PhD. - Thug Notes: A Street Smart Guide to Classic Literature

T.E.D Klein - The Ceremonies

S.W Lauden - Grizzly Season

Trumpocalypse! A Total Disaster

Fast Women and Neon Lights: Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir

Max Allan Collins - Quarry in the Black

Andrew Nette - Gunshine State

Robert Dean - The Red Seven

Jonathan Abrams - Boys Among Men

T.E Grau - They Don’t Come Home Anymore

Rob Hart - South Village

Mark Rapacz - Foreigners

Seb Doubinsky - Omega Gray

Walter Wink - The Powers that Be

Michael Allen Rose - Boiled Americans

Blake Butler - Scorch Atlas

Jon Padgett - The Secret of Ventriloquism

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Max Booth III - The Nightly Disease

Paul Michael Anderson - Bones are Made to be Broken


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