The Best Books of 2007

Michael Thomas debuts with a novel that gets compared to "Invisible Man," while Denis Johnson lands us back in Vietnam. Jeffrey Toobin pulls back the curtain on the Supreme Court's inner sanctum, as Alex Ross turns 20th-century "Noise" into musical prose.

We're talking about the books of 2007: the critics' choices, the blockbusters, the surprise gems, the page turners, and the guilty pleasures that are just plain fun to read.

This hour, On Point: turning the pages with some of the sharpest eyes in the book world, we'll hear their lists of the year's best.Guests:

Dwight Garner, senior editor at The New York Times Book Review.

Oscar Villalon, book editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kathy Langer, top book buyer for The Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver.

This program aired on December 5, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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