Saturday, August 18, 2012

Molly Ringwald's six favorite books

Molly Ringwald's movies include The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Her debut novel, When It Happens To You, is now out from It Books/HarperCollins.

One of Ringwald's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

I was living in France when this polemical novel was published. Houellebecq's story of two half-brothers raised apart incited defenders and detractors in every French home. It was fascinating to watch a work of literature virtually divide a nation: Houellebecq was either the greatest French novelist since Balzac or a pornographer and a nihilist. While I don't agree with every opinion he expresses, I admire his audacious and unflinching voice.
Read about another book on the list.

Nina MacLaughlin called Michel Houellebecq one of writing’s top ten filthiest pervert geniuses.

--Marshal Zeringue