Monday, March 22, 2010

Joseph Fiennes: six best books

Joseph Fiennes is an actor best known for his roles as William Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love and Robert Dudley in Elizabeth.

He named his six best books for the Daily Express. One book on the list:
by Hermann Hesse

I read this aged 16 and it was the first book that brought me back into literature and ignited my imagination, having been completely uninterested at school. Siddhartha is a simple breakdown of Buddhist philosophy and a great spiritual travel book. There is a depth but also a beautiful economy in the writing. Ultimately it’s about human fallibility and finding restoration on a higher plane.
Read about another book on Fiennes' list.

--Marshal Zeringue