Friday, March 27, 2009

Eric Kraft: most important books

Eric Kraft is the author of a series of novels chronicling the life of fictional character Peter Leroy. His latest title is Flying.

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

"Adventures in the Skin Trade" by Dylan Thomas. Puts me in touch with my inner angry young man.

A classic you revisited with disappointment:

"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. It electrified me as a teenager, but now comes across as just a boy's book: loud, insistent and hollow.
Read about Kraft's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue