For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite books. One title on the list:
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip RothRead about another novel on the list.
Here is the ultimate comic narrative of a soul whose inventive libido does battle with his guilt, and who has to re-enact for himself, again and again, the outrages that will make him feel like a human being.
Portnoy's Complaint is on Matthew Pearl's top ten books inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.
Also see David Denby's five best classic works of movie criticism.