Thursday, November 09, 2006

What is Christian Bale reading?

The actor Christian Bale recently talked to the Christian Science Monitor about what he was listening to and viewing for entertainment. And reading:
I just started reading The Outsider by Colin Wilson. It was written, I believe, in the 1950s when he was in his early 20s, and he was kind of lauded as being the next great voice of his generation. It's the viewpoint of the outsider in society, and his ideas on that. I read a review of it last year while in an airport, ripped it out, made a note of it, and just found it recently.
Click here to read about what Bale is watching and listening to.

Christian Bale's latest movie is "Harsh Times," in which he plays a Gulf War veteran on the loose in the underbelly of Los Angeles, opens this week.

Here's the teaser paragraph to a 2004 Guardian article about Colin Wilson:
In 1956 The Outsider made him an overnight sensation, but ever since Colin Wilson has been an outsider himself - a knicker fetishist, a social misfit and the author of 110 books that even his publisher didn't want. He hopes his new autobiography will finally convince the world of his greatness.
--Marshal Zeringue