Best of 2021


Plural. Because: two is always better. And, both of these are doorstoppers, too. Doorstoppers I didn’t want to go over, whose labyrinths I’m still plunging through, faster and faster:


It came out in 2020, but I only read it in January or so of 2021. Stuck with me all year. And I’ll probably be reading it again. Which is to say: I agree with the Pulitzer committee:

Fight Scene

A new category, but this scene warrants it:

runner up for fight scene on a b

Scattered links/articles/reviews/lists

Pieces & Bits

Haven’t had time to take a peek at this, but . . . it’s a learning exercise the NYT did, I think? Based on or around that opinion piece I did? Maybe? Somebody tell me?