Best Read (Novel) of 2010:
Fault Line by Barry Eisler - I was a fan of Eisler's John Rain books but also intrigued by his writing a standalone (now a series). Fault Line struck me as both a high stakes thriller and a very personal story—with the best sex scenes I've read in years.
The Deputy by Victor Gischer
Best Read (Story) of 2010:
"Drive-Thru" by David Dietrich - "Working the midnight-to-six shift alone at the Atlas Burger drive-thru window, the narrator of this story doesn't believe he's being robbed when he hears an unfamiliar man's voice through his piece-of-junk headset. Bored, and perhaps jaded, the narrator engages the would-be robber in conversation."
"The Gun Also Rises" by Jeffrey Cohen
Best Movie Seen in 2010:
The A-Team - The movie evoked the wry, rollicking fun of the series. How often can you say that?
Best DVD Set Purchased in 2010:
Community: The Complete First Season - My favorite show on NBC right now. Not enough for me to flip to NBC from The Big Bang Theory or Bones, but the DVD set—with commentary on every episode, bloopers, and behind-the-scenes stuff—is definitely worth owning.
Best Writing Experience of 2010:
"All Wrapped Up" - I don't want to give away too much about my entry in Do Some Damage's Christmas Noir Flash Challenge, but I hope you can tell how engaging it was to write.