Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Amazon's Best of 2004

Amazon.com has released its Best of 2004, featuring the Top 50 picks from editors and customers.

Clocking in at No. 3 on the editors' list was The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 boxed set, from Fantagraphics. Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers (Pantheon) was No. 10; Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Bloomsbury) was No. 20; Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon) was No. 22; Robert Mankoff and David Remnick's The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers) was No. 23; and the Chris Ware-edited McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Issue 13 (McSweeney's) came in at No. 31.

Comics didn't fare so well in the Top 50 Customers' Favorites. That list does, however, rank Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell at No. 24; Lemony Snicket's The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) (HarperCollins) at No. 28; and Christopher Paolini's Eragon (Knopf Books for Young Readers) at No. 38.