3:AM NOVELS OF THE YEAR 2006
3:AM have two novels of the year this time round: Tom McCarthy‘s Remainder (which was already our Book of the Year 2005) continued its irresistible journey overground when it was republished by Alma Books in Britain. The first cult masterpiece of the 21st century is also coming out in the States courtesy of Vintage and will soon be turned into a film. Our second novel of the year was actually published in 2004, but a review copy only reached 3:AM Mansions a few months ago. Daniel Scott Buck‘s The Greatest Show on Earth takes society’s obsession with pop psychology, celebrity culture and reality TV to its illogical, darkly farcical conclusion, offering us lethal satire of Swiftian proportions. Is Daniel Scott Buck the new Juvenal?
Hot tips for 2007: Tom McCarthy’s Men in Space and Heidi James‘s Carbon.
3:AM NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2006
3:AM ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2006
Hyped to Death is an extraordinary American indie label which specialises in “Rare, obscure, independent and undiscovered punk, post-punk, ‘D.I.Y.’, and power-pop groups from the US and the UK 1977-1984” thus providing a unique public service. Messthetics Greatest Hits: The Sound of UK DIY 1977-80 is the Nuggets or Pebbles of the post-punk D.I.Y. generation. Cute, quaint, bizarre, dated, forward-sounding and honest as fuck: the most endearing release of the year.
3:AM MAGAZINES OF THE YEAR 2006
3:AM WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
Merry Christmas (or equivalent) to all our readers. Don’t forget to check out the revamped 3:AM which will be launched shortly.
First posted: Thursday, December 21st, 2006.