So color me impressed. Having barely even thought about the end of the decade from a literature standpoint, I have to say “The A.V. Club’s list is frighteningly similar to what I would have imagined had I bothered to do so. Of those I’ve read–Kavalier & Clay, Blind Assassin, Oscar Wao, Curious Incident, Fortress Of Solitude, Freakonomics, Strange & Norell, Half-Blood Prince, The Tipping Point, Never Let Me Go, and The Road–I’m a big fan of all, with several representing in the all-time upper echelon. Of those I haven’t, well, several (e.g. Middlesex, Time Traveler’s Wife, Fargo Rock City, Bel Canto) have been inhabiting my queue for quite some time. What does that that mean about those about which I’ve never heard? Guess they’re going to inhabit my reading list for the next few months. Ah, lovely.