Tuesday, October 15, 2013

James Franco's 6 favorite books

James Franco is the talented, ubiquitous, popular, and provocative actor, director, author, and visual artist. His first book, the story collection Palo Alto, was published in 2010. His first novel, Actors Anonymous, debuts this month.

One of the author's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Reality Hunger by David Shields

David, my teacher and friend, has made it his mission to deconstruct the novel as we know it. This book, which calls for a new way of thinking about fact and fiction, is a masterwork. Its content breaks down the expectations readers have while reading traditional narrative, while its form is a shining example of the new kind of narrative Shields endorses.
Read about a novel on Franco's list.

Also see: James Franco's 2010 six best books list.

--Marshal Zeringue