Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sebastian Faulks: 40 books

Sebastian Faulks selected forty books for the bookstore Waterstone's to feature in-store.

Two titles to make the list (as reported by the Times):
MOONRAKER by Ian Fleming

Early Bond. He doesn't sleep with the girl and the big dénouement is in Kent. It breaks all the rules and it really only has three scenes. But what good scenes they are.

LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

Ludic, dandified, euphuistic - and then some. Nabokov's most story-driven book. The hero in the end is not H.H., Lolita or moral ambivalence, but Style.
Read more about Faulks' list.

--Marshal Zeringue