For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite books about dark journeys, including:
Desolation Angels by Jack KerouacRead about another book on the list.
A lyrical sweep down the Pacific Rim, from the elective solitude of a summer on a Cascades peak to partying in San Francisco. With a restless Kerouac lurch, the story moves to isolation again — a roof in Mexico City, where the writer recomposes memory as a dream of fiction.
Also see Iain Sinclair's list of five novels that capture the spirit and rich history of London.