He named his six best books for The Daily Express. One title on the list:
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyRead about the other books on Scarfe's list.
I had a very irregular education but when I read this 19th century Russian classic it was an absolute revelation. Sometimes so-called classics can be hard work but I found this absolutely gripping.
Crime and Punishment is one of the top ten works of literature according to Norman Mailer, and it appears on Andrew Klavan's five best list of psychological crime novels. Elmore Leonard has never read beyond page fifty of the tome.