BEST OF 2008

Here are my top five films. Astonishingly (and never before) three are British! Followed by top five novels and plays seen or read during 2008.

In no particular order:

Lust Caution


Slumdog Millionaire

It’s a Free World

Burn After Reading

The five best novels I have read:

Restless by William Boyd

Silent River by Kate Grenville

Song Before it is Sung Justin Cartwright

Deaf Sentence David Lodge

What Was Lost Catherine O’Flynn

Top Five Plays

Ivanov Chekhov at Donmar (Wyndhams) London

Frost Nixonby Peter Morgan, Melbourne Theatre Group, Playhouse Melbourne

The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn at the Old Vic, London

Waste Harley Granville Barker, Almeida London

Creditors August Strindberg Donmar London


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