Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Josh Ritter's 6 favorite books that invoke the supernatural

Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter whose first novel, Bright's Passage, tells the story of a man who converses with an angel.

One of his six favorite books that invoke the supernatural, as told to The Week magazine:
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Devil, a giant black house cat, and a cadre of evil dilettantes arrive in Moscow together in the early years of Communist rule. Trouble is, everyone in the city claims to be atheist, and it can be mighty hard to get noticed. A hilarious, stunning, absurd book. One of my favorites.
Read about another novel on Ritter's list.

The Master and Margarita is among Cornelius Medvei's's top ten talking animals in literature, Joseph Fiennes' six best books, and Daniel Johnson's five best books about Cold War culture. It's also a book that English actor and writer Stephen Fry tries to read as often as he can.

--Marshal Zeringue