Friday, February 23, 2007

Lists of books of lists

Shindler's List didn't make John Sutherland's list of books of lists but it did make Tara Ison's.

Ison is the author of the forthcoming The List. From the official website:

For anyone who has ever broken up with someone...a smart, sophisticated, and darkly comic novel about a dysfunctional couple who make a list of 10 things to do before they break up.

Isabel is finishing medical school and destined to become a brilliant heart surgeon. Al is a video store clerk, a one-hit-wonder director whose first and only film became a cult classic. They have a sisyphean relationship - endlessly coming together and breaking up until they decide to make a list of 10 things they want to do together before they really break up. But after a few perfect dates - clams on the Santa Monica Pier, sleeping under the stars on the roof of a Sunset Boulevard hotel - the list takes a dark turn, and their plan spirals out of control, until they realize they would rather destroy each other than let go....

Read about Ison's list of books that make the most of lists at Lit Lists.

--Marshal Zeringue