Friday, February 12, 2010

Neil Pearson's 6 best books

The actor (Bridget Jones's Diary, Fever Pitch) and author Neil Pearson named his six best books for the Daily Express.

One title on the list:
Sister Carrie
by Theodore Dreiser

A young girl has an affair with a married industrialist and as social outcasts they begin a new life in New York. As her career soars from chorus girl to Broadway star his goes into terminal decline. You’d be forgiven for thinking Dreiser was influenced by A Star Is Born but Sister Carrie was written in 1900.
Read about another book on Pearson's list.

--Marshal Zeringue