I probably only read 10 contemporary books in 2009 but of those, Bluets by Maggie Nelson was the best, most inventive thing I read. Bodies by Susie Orbach was also pretty good.
My Son My Son What Have Ye Done, by Werner Herzog (I’ve heard that most of the film community didn’t like this, but I laughed all the way through it. Herzog out-Herzoged himself.)
My dad’s favorite movie was Antichrist. He couldn’t stop giggling and smiling when he talked about it.
Dragonslayer, by Sunset Rubdown
Oh, and all that stuff I said I liked came out this year.
Catherine Lacey has found herself in very precarious circumstances, may have fled the country by now. Her website is HERE.
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When Maggie read Bluets at Machine Project someone fainted. It is a good read-ing.