Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert by Roger Ebert
Reviewed by Chris Bolton
"This was a tough year for movie lovers. Apart from the abundance of middling to outright bad films and ever-inflating ticket prices (inversely proportional, it seems, to a decrease in the quality of the moviegoing experience), there was the death of beloved director Robert Altman. And, for more than half of 2006, we had to endure silence from one of the nation's best film critics. Roger Ebert has been MIA since July, when he underwent surgery for salivary cancer. He is currently in rehabiliation ('learning to walk again,' he writes on his website) and has contributed only a couple of movie reviews since...." Read the entire Powells.com review.