Annual Favorites: 2004

New Books
1. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
2. Oblivion: Stories, David Foster Wallace
3. Will in the World, Stephen Greenblatt
4. Heir to the Glimmering World, Cynthia Ozick
5. A History of the Imagination, Norman Lock
6. The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter & the Novel, J. Wood
7. A Chance Meeting, Rachel Cohen
8. Runaway: Stories, Alice Munro
9. The Lemon Table: Stories, Julian Barnes
10. A Defense of Ardor: Essays, Adam Zagajewski
11. The True & Outst. Advs of the Hunt Sisters, E. Robinson
12. The Plot Against America, Philip Roth
13. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
14. The Wasp Eater, William Lychack
15. Wilco: Learning How to Die, Greg Kot
16. Coin of the Realm, Carl Phillips
17. The Proust Project, Edited by Andre Aciman
18. A Terry Teachout Reader, Terry Teachout
19. Night, Vedrana Rudan

Other Books 
1. The Tunnel, William H. Gass
2. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
3. The Paris Review Book: of Heartbreak, Madness… 
4. The Devil in White City, Erik Larson
5. Omensetter’s Luck, William H. Gass
6. Do You Hear Them?, Nathalie Sarraute
7. Pushkin: A Life, T.J. Binyon
8. The Tether: Poems, Carl Phillips
9. The Living End , Stanley Elkin
10. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
11. Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, William H. Gass
12. Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
13. Rabbit, Run, John Updike
14. The Beforelife: Poems, Franz Wright
15. Conversations with William H. Gass, Ed, T. G. Ammon
16. Infinite Jest: A Reader’s Guide, Stephen Burn

New Movies
1. I Heart Huckabees
2. The Bourne Supremacy
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. The Aviator
5. Before Sunset
6. Kill Bill 2
7. Dogville
8. Garden State
9. Sideways
10. Closer
11. Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
12. The Saddest Music in the World
13. Fahrenheit 911
14. Maria Full of Grace
15. Birth
16. Collateral
17. Shrek 2
18. Control Room

Other Movies
1. The Barbarian Invasions
2. The Return
3. City of God
4. School of Rock
5. The Fog of War
6. A Simple Plan
7. Morvern Callar
8. The Man Who Wasn’t There
9. Intolerable Cruelty
10. I.M. Pei
11. Melvin Goes to Dinner
12. Big Fish
13. Tape
14. Rivers & Tides
15. No Man’s Land
16. Mondays in the Sun
17. Pieces of April
18. Kill Bill
19. The Spanish Apartment
20. The Station Agent
21. Thirteen

Records (Any year) 
1. Wilco, A Ghost is Born
2. Henryk Gorecki, Symphony No. 3
3. Dvorak, String Quartet No. 12 in F Major
4. Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures
5. Ben Kweller, On My Way
6. Iron + Wine, Our Endless Numbered Days
7. Arvo Part, Tabula Rasa
8. Bach, Goldberg Variations (Gould’s 1981 version)
9. Bjork, Medulla
10. Sufjan Stevens, Greetings from Michigan
11. Low, A Lifetime of Temporary Relief (box-set) 
12. Brahms, German Requiem
13. Arvo Part, Alina
14. Chopin, 19 Nocturnes
15. Portishead, Portishead