Saturday, August 25, 2007

What is Thomas Perry reading?

The latest featured contributor to Writers Read: Thomas Perry.

Perry is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the bestselling novels Nightlife, Death Benefits, and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for Best Novel.

He won an Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

His latest novel is Silence.

He tagged novels by Allan Guthrie and Ray Banks as well as a couple of non-fiction titles. And a novel by a Nobel laureate:
Nadine Gordimer's The Pick-Up, which I received in the mail a couple of days ago. Cornell, where I went to school, has its freshmen and alumni read one book at the start of each school year, and I picked it up last night. I'm not finished yet, but even without the academic recommendation and the Nobel Prize, she's very good. [read on]
The Page 69 Test: Silence.

The Page 99 Test: Nightlife.

Writers Read: Thomas Perry.

--Marshal Zeringue