Monday, June 11, 2007

Larry Doyle's list

This week at The Week magazine, debut novelist Larry Doyle named "The List."

One of his picks:
The Dog of the South by Charles Portis

The funniest book ever written. Ray Midge’s wife, Norma, has taken off with Guy Dupree in Ray’s car. He goes after her to get the car back. Portis also wrote True Grit, which was turned into a decent John Wayne movie, and three other novels, all of which will be bought by anybody who reads this.
Read more about Doyle's list.

Larry Doyle, a former writer for The Simpsons, works in showbiz and writes funny things for the New Yorker. He lives outside Baltimore with his wife, Becky, their three children, and one dog, until it dies, and then no more dogs, according to the wife.

I Love You, Beth Cooper is his first novel.

Visit Larry Doyle's website.

--Marshal Zeringue