Saturday, December 26, 2009
At year's end, many lists come out citing the "best" of the year -everything from books and movies to dry cleaners. The end of 2009 has brought alternate lists, detailing the best of the past decade.
I like these lists, especially how they bring about much debate and discussion. So, I'd like to present a very random list of some of my favorite writing of the past decade.
The Harry Potter Series Conclusion (a world I'd love to visit, with characters I care about - including that naughty Tom Riddle)
Juno (a unique voice, in a funny and touching tale)
Lost (great premise, interesting characters, and although they got off track here and there, I'm dying to know how it ends)
The Office/30 Rock (my favorite TV combo, many laughs, but even better are the cringe-worthy moments)
The Dark Knight (worthy for the Joker character alone)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (great adaptation and epic filmmaking)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Dan Wells gave a great tribute on his blog. I totally agree, the writing is stellar.)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (This Green Day song still pops into my head unexpectedly.)
The Princess Academy (I never thought I'd like a book with the word princess in the title, but I loved the strong female lead character as a model for young girls.)
Twilight (It should have ended with book one, or ended better. But, because of the Cullens, it belongs here.)
I know there are many more, but my brain is in a Christmas coma and these are the first that come to mind. Feel free to chime in with your own.
Posted by Blush a.k.a. Linda at 11:48 AM