For the worst...I must say that "The Western Cannon" by Harold Bloom was quite a disapointment and if wasn't a book about literature a total waste. It is bad to see a Yale teacher (with any status that it may have) writing so badly, even having read a lot, and wasting time with petty academics fights with gratuitous attacks to Foucault, Derrida or Barthes; with an out-dated freudianism; screaming wolf (marxism) more than Bastin in all his XT history and with the worst of high-brown attitutde possible...
A read a quite bad book also by a dude named something since he does not deserve to be remembered, the Caligrapher of Voltaire - i was attracted just by the Voltaire in the title - but that was expected...
The best I read ? This year I have read a bit of Kafka, Dostoievisky, Pynchon, Borges, Cortazar, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Derrida, Foucault, Joyce, Keats, Kipling, Shelley, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Twain, Ovid, Bocaccio, Nabokov, Pessoa, Wells, Stevenson, Balzac, Hoffman, Chesterton, Pushkin...so in any way I would have done something better than Bloom (And More snobish also)
Kat: "JCam, you may quote me now, but you are quite wise".
Kat: "JCam knows, we do not doubt in him".