Saturday, September 06, 2008

Five most important books: Joshua Ferris

Joshua Ferris's first novel, Then We Came to the End, has sold in 20 countries and was shortlisted for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

He told Newsweek about his five most important books. And addressed two related issues:
A book to which you always return:

"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford. The narrator is out to lunch while his wife schemes.

A book you hope parents read to their children:

"On Death and Dying" by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Start them young.
Read more about Ferris' most important books.

The Page 99 Test: Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier.

--Marshal Zeringue