Friday, June 11, 2010

Books that made a difference to Josh Brolin

A few years ago the actor Josh Brolin told O, The Oprah Magazine about a few books that made a difference to him.

One book on the list:
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
by Salman Rushdie

Rushdie wrote this fable when his young son asked him, "Why don't you write something I can read?" I've always liked stories that are told from the point of view of children—that capture their sense of discovery. This book is saturated with the boundless, childlike imagination of its author. The descriptions of sea creatures called Plentimaw Fish and how they swallow old, worn-out stories, churn them in their stomachs, and then regurgitate newly woven ones has stayed with me.
Read about another book on Brolin's list.

--Marshal Zeringue