Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Six of the best books that explore man's inherent violence

T.C. Boyle's latest novel The Harder They Come explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. For The Week magazine he tagged his six favorite books that explore man's inherent violence, including:
Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone

My favorite of this ultrahip, bad-boy writer's novels. A drug deal goes wrong (do drug deals ever go right?), and one of our recent literature's hardest hombres, Ray Hicks, picks up his rifle and takes on all comers just to feel the sharp edge of the world rubbing up against him. A beautiful, tense, Vietnam-haunted book.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue