Friday, May 12, 2017

Adrian Edmondson's six best books

Adrian Edmondson played Count Ilya Rostov in the BBC's 2016 adaptation of War and Peace. One of his six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy

I’ve made jokes about War And Peace but it’s really good.

When I got a part in it I read it in two different translations. I’ve never read anyone else, apart from Hardy, who can describe love as well as Tolstoy. You also get the history of Napoleon’s foray into Russia.
Read about another entry on the list.

War and Peace appears among Robert Newman's six best books, John Cleese's six favorite books, Kate Kellaway's ten best Christmases in literature, the Telegraph's ten best historical novels, Simon Sebag Montefiore's five top books about Moscow, Oliver Ford Davies's six best books, Stella Tillyard's four favorite historical novels, Ann Shevchenko's top ten novels set in Moscow, Karl Marlantes' top ten war stories, Niall Ferguson's five most important books, Norman Mailer's top ten works of literature, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best battles in literature, ten of the best floggings in fiction, and ten of the best literary explosions.

--Marshal Zeringue