Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dennis Lehane's most important books

Dennis Lehane is the author of Mystic River and other fine novels.

He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books. And answered two related questions:
A classic you revisited with disappointment:

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I know, I know — heresy! The Old Man just sounds like the Boy and the Boy just sounds like Hemingway and all three of them sound awfully he-man pretentious.

A much-recommended book that you haven't read:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I just never got around to it.
Read about Lehane's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue