Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Walter Mosley's 5 favorite books

Walter Mosley’s bestselling mystery novels include the Easy Rawlins series. His new novel is The Long Fall.

At The Daily Beast he named five of his favorite books.

One title on the list:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

This is one of the most brilliant and funny novels ever written. I come back to this book once every five years or so. Each time I’m astonished at its depth, beauty, and insight. This is the story of a family, a town, a nation, a people, a continent, and the spiritual history of the human race. García Marquez has the knack of taking the ordinary and making it magical. This is true magic—the enchantment of love, memory, obsession, and the flawed attempts of human beings to understand themselves.
Read about another book on Mosley's list.

One Hundred Years of Solitude
also appears on James Patterson's five most important books list and Eric Kraft's 5 most important books list.

--Marshal Zeringue