Monday, November 21, 2016

Amor Towles's 6 favorite books

Amor Towles' newest novel is A Gentleman in Moscow. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

"The idea of eternal return is a mysterious one, and Nietzsche has often perplexed other philosophers with it..." When I first read these opening lines, I was exhilarated by the directness with which Kundera relates ideas to the reader. He simply addresses us, explaining the grander notions that the consideration of his characters has stirred in him.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's top ten wartime love stories, Olen Steinhauer's six favorite books. Lee Child called The Unbearable Lightness of Being "his private pick for the 20th–century novel that will live the longest." John Mullan includes it among ten of the best visits to the lavatory in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue