"Right then, best book read this year (no, not mine, i've still a way to go before I get that far up - hopefully never!), the best book has to be Kill Your Friends by John Niven. This book is extremely offensive, abusive, sexist, degrading and an absolute scream. I loved it. Just edges out Atomised."
Eachday until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka.And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.