Tuesday, October 19, 2010

James Franco's 6 best books

James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, and 127 Hours. His writing has appeared in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney’s. His new short story collection, Palo Alto, has just been released by Scribner.

Franco told The Daily Beast about his six favorite books. One title on his list:
Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

He is funny and he’s honest. He is ugly and he knows it. He is sensitive. He is offensive and he doesn’t care. He has been beaten down so often physically and critically he can take anything. This book is one of the funniest and most moving childhood novels I have read.
Read about another novel on Franco's list.

--Marshal Zeringue