Which is your favorite book, album (I still say album) or movie you came across in 2011?
While I have no clear favorite movie, the best book I read in 2011 was
Barbara Demick - Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
It's a personal, haunting and well-written report on the lives of six defectors who made it to South Korea. Sometimes, the book reads like a novel by John Irving.
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
Yes, this is an artists who tries to look cool and uses an acronym, two things I don't particularly like. But surprisingly enough, she sounds like a combination of Patti Smith, Nirvana and Lou Reed, a bit 90ish perhaps, worse yet, the album fell victim to the 'loudness war' - all true, but it is still a great debut album.