My favorite fiction books of 2012

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl.

Nell Freudenberger, The Newlyweds.

Alonso Cueto, The Blue Hour.

Peter Sis, The Conference of the Birds.  Mostly illustrated, beautiful in any case.

Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories.  I can confidently put this on my list without having read it yet.

I was disappointed by most of the well-known novels to have come out this year, including the Tom Wolfe (unreadable, alas) and the McEwan (OK but not distinguished).  Mantel is somehow too dense for me and I do not enjoy it, the fault may be mine.

The Cueto was my favorite of the lot.


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