Wednesday, November 14, 2012

David Denby's 6 favorite books

David Denby is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of Do the Movies Have a Future?

For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite books.  One title on the list:
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Here is the ultimate comic narrative of a soul whose inventive libido does battle with his guilt, and who has to re-enact for himself, again and again, the outrages that will make him feel like a human being.
Read about another novel on the list.

Portnoy's Complaint is on Matthew Pearl's top ten books inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.

Also see David Denby's five best classic works of movie criticism.

--Marshal Zeringue