Saturday, February 28, 2009

Best books: James Gray

James Gray's films include Two Lovers, starring Joaquin Phoenix and ­Gwyneth Paltrow, and Little Odessa and We Own the Night.

He named his six best books for The Week.

One book on the list:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Puffin, $5).

If you haven’t taken a look at it recently, you should. I read it too early—high school—but picked it up again not too long ago and realized it’s as good as they say. A caustic book, but a very funny one, too. Essential.
Read about another title on Gray's list.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is #5 on the list of the 100 best last lines from novels.

--Marshal Zeringue