Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ten top hotel novels

Mark Watson's new novel is Hotel Alpha. One of ten top hotel novels he tagged at the Guardian:
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

This tense, bloody bungled-drug-deal novel, adapted by the Coen brothers into an even tenser and bloodier film, sets a pivotal scene in an El Paso motel. It's particularly gripping if, like me, you have spent a fair bit of time in roadside motels feeling almost certain that you're likely to be killed in the night.
Read about another entry on the list.

No Country For Old Men is among Matt Kraus's top six famous books with extremely faithful film adaptations, Allegra Frazier's five favorite fictional gold diggers, Kimberly Turner's ten most disturbing sociopaths in literature, and Elmore Leonard's ten favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue