Sunday, May 23, 2010

John Waters' six favorite books

John Waters is the writer/director of the films Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Cecil B. Demented.

His new book is Role Models.

Waters told The Week magazine about his six favorite books. One title on the list:
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell

This harrowing, repulsive, and witty thousand-page, gay–Nazi–Final Solution novel may have won the two top French literary prizes, but here in America it was panned by the critics. Of course, the French were right. Not since the Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom has there been such an explosive literary shocker. And there’s a 39-hour audiobook version available, too. Just imagine that recording session!
Read about another book on Waters' list.

--Marshal Zeringue