Monday, October 02, 2017

Andrew O'Hagan's six favorite books

Novelist and journalist Andrew O'Hagan's new book is The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Underworld by Don DeLillo

Few writers have a genuine sense of social sweep — of how to manage a large vision of society sentence by sentence — but DeLillo's masterpiece makes you believe that a novelist can wield magical powers. All of his books depict the individual struggling with gigantic forces, and I return to him often. His talent is of the kind that drives other writers forward.
Read about another entry on the list.

Underworld is on Gabe Habash's list of nine of the best art-and-book-cover matches, Alex Clark's top ten list of long books, and Chad Harbach's top five list of notable novels with sporting themes.

--Marshal Zeringue