Recommendations

In this category, I have sorted any review which has received a grade of 4,5 snails or better. A quick glance through this list should give the reader a good idea of what I consider the very best of literature, films and music. However, please remember that taste does change over time and that older reviews have less bearing on my current opinion of excellency.

Published in this category


2013-03-25: Novel writing: Babel revisited
2010-09-05: The 2010 Hugo Award for best novel
2010-05-13: Cherie Priest – Boneshaker
2010-03-31: Ambient music
2010-03-27: Richard Matheson – I Am Legend
2010-02-27: 26 years and counting
2009-12-03: Salman Rushdie – Shalimar the Clown
2009-10-14: Cormac McCarthy – The Road
2009-09-25: District 9
2009-09-01: China Miéville – The City & the City
2009-08-28: The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
2009-08-17: The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite
2009-08-14: Besta CD-859 mini
2009-08-11: Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses
2009-08-06: Tove Jansson – Vem ska trösta knyttet?
2009-07-13: Mark Lynas – Six Degrees
2009-07-08: Tove Jansson – Sent i november
2009-07-05: Matthew Glass – Ultimatum
2009-06-16: Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
2009-06-15: Cape No. 7
2009-06-11: Chinatown
2009-05-29: Connie Willis – Bellwether
2009-04-21: Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain
2009-04-19: Taiwan Today: An Intermediate Course
2009-04-06: City of God
2009-03-11: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Quintessential Phase
2008-12-21: Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
2008-11-07: Jerome K. Jerome – Three Men in a Boat
2008-08-26: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2008-07-18: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
2008-06-28: Orhan Pamuk – Snow
2008-06-06: Memento
2008-06-05: Blockout
2008-05-26: Educating myself with The Economist
2008-04-10: Dr. Seuss – The Cat in the Hat
2008-04-07: Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake
2008-04-04: Iain M. Banks – Look to Windward
2008-03-19: Kate Wilhelm – Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
2008-03-16: Citizen Kane
2008-02-26: Casablanca
2008-02-24: Gao Xingjian – One Man’s Bible
2008-02-16: Michail Bulgakov – Mästaren och Margarita
2008-02-05: Alexander Solsjenitsyn – En dag i Ivan Denisovitjs liv
2008-02-04: Blokus
2008-01-17: Isaac Asimov – The Gods Themselves
2008-01-15: Stranger than Fiction
2008-01-08: Hjalmar Söderberg – Doktor Glas
2007-12-29: Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
2007-12-21: Färden till Västern, del 1, Den gyllene cikadan
2007-12-16: John Brunner – Stand on Zanzibar
2007-12-05: Gary W. Gallagher – The History of the United States, part 4
2007-12-01: MirrorMask
2007-11-22: KMFDM – Tohuvabohu
2007-11-17: Sony MDR-ED21LP
2007-10-23: Lois McMaster Bujold – Mirror Dance
2007-10-10: J?ng K? cì qín wáng (The Emperor and the Assassin)
2007-08-24: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
2007-08-20: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2007-08-14: Ursula K. Le Guin – The Dispossessed
2007-08-13: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
2007-06-24: Joseph Heller – Catch 22
2007-06-12: Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
2007-05-29: Ashton Nichols – Emerson, Thoreau and the Trancendentalist Movement
2007-05-03: Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea
2007-04-26: Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon
2007-04-24: Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere
2007-04-06: Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman
2007-03-24: Patrick N. Allitt – Victorian Britain
2007-03-08: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Secondary Phase
2007-03-06: Tove Jansson – Pappan och havet
2007-03-01: A Scanner Darkly
2007-02-20: Battlestar Galactica – Season 1
2007-02-02: Graham Greene – Our Man in Havana
2007-01-31: We3
2007-01-29: Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
2007-01-23: Gabriel García Márquez – Hundra år av ensamhet
2006-12-12: Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game
2006-12-08: Roger Zelazny – Lord of Light
2006-11-30: Lois McMaster Bujold – The Vor Game
2006-11-13: Fight Club
2006-11-11: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Primary Phase
2006-10-23: Asterix tolv stordåd
2006-10-10: Franz Kafka – The Metamorphosis
2006-09-29: Neil Gaiman – Stardust
2006-09-21: Douglas Adams – The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
2006-09-11: Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2006-08-29: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2006-08-24: The Shawshank Redemption
2006-08-22: The Sandman – The Wake
2006-08-19: The Sandman – The Kindly Ones
2006-08-12: The Sandman – Brief Lives
2006-06-29: The Sandman – A Game of You
2006-06-08: The Sandman – Season of Mists
2006-05-27: The Sandman – Preludes and Nocturnes
2006-05-14: Walter M. Miller, Jr. – A Canticle for Leibowitz
2006-05-10: Whale Rider
2006-03-14: Chuck Palahniuk – Diary a Novel
2006-03-01: Major Payne
2006-02-26: Mikael Niemi – Populärmusik från Vittula
2006-02-24: Ray Bradbury – Something Wicked This Way Comes
2006-02-12: The Simpsons – Säsong 1
2006-02-07: Stephen R. Donaldson – Forbidden Knowledge
2006-01-26: Neil Gaiman – Coraline
2006-01-21: Alfred Bester – The Stars My Destination
2006-01-16: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2006-01-12: Philip K. Dick – Ubik
2006-01-11: George Orwell – 1984
2005-12-29: Robert A. Heinlein – Starship Troopers
2005-12-25: Isaac Asimov – I, Robot
2005-12-09: Nigel Planer
2005-09-09: Last Exile
2005-08-15: My Neighbor Totoro
2005-07-04: Philip K. Dick – A Scanner Darkly
2005-06-05: Philip K. Dick – The Man in the High Castle
2005-01-07: Chuck Palahniuk – Fight Club
2004-09-20: Stephen R. Donaldson – The Real Story
2004-08-22: Spirited Away
2004-08-05: Terry Pratchett – Pyramids
2004-08-04: Frank Herbert – God Emperor of Dune
2004-07-24: Neal Stephenson – Snow Crash
2004-06-22: Terry Pratchett – Feet of Clay
2004-06-10: Neil Gaiman – American Gods
2004-05-18: Robyn Miller – Myst Soundtrack
2004-05-16: Alan Watts – Myth and Religion
2004-04-25: William Gibson – Neuromancer
2004-04-14: Philip K. Dick – Do androids dream of electric sheep?