Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jenny Eclair's 6 best books

Jenny Eclair is a comedian and novelist who was the first female solo winner of the Edinburgh Festival’s Perrier Comedy Award.

She named her six best books for the Daily Express. One title on her list:
by Richard Yates

I’m a big Richard Yates fan and read Revolutionary Road before seeing the film and it immediately became a favourite. I liked the film but thought Leonardo DiCaprio was too boyish. However the bit where his wife, played by Kate Winslet, is dreadful in an amateur play is fabulous.
Read about another book on Eclair's list.

Revolutionary Road
also appears on Laura Dave's list of books that improve on re-reading, Tad Friend's seven best fiction books about WASPs, and James P. Othmer's list of six great novels on work.

--Marshal Zeringue