Monday, January 08, 2018

Six top books for aspiring novelists

James Lee Burke's new novel is Robicheaux.

One of the author's six favorite books for aspiring novelists, as shared at The Week magazine:
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

I believe this to be the best crime novel in the English language. The talent and craft at work in this fine novel are head-reeling. Many of the paragraphs are sonnets, and the characters, both good and evil, are among the best and most intriguing in American literature.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue