Monday, January 29, 2018

Six books that show truth is stranger than fiction

Will Self's new novel is Phone. One of his six favorite books that prove truth is stranger than fiction, as shared at The Week magazine:
In the Belly of the Beast by Jack Henry Abbott

Abbott was the imprisoned murderer Norman Mailer befriended via mail correspondence and who murdered again after he'd won early release. Besides the Mailer-Abbott letters, this book contains an astonishing philosophical disquisition by the self-taught Abbott, who absorbed quantities of Marx, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche while serving time.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue