His latest novel is Even the Dogs.
For the Guardian, he named his top ten dead bodies in literature--"stories of lost lives that coalesce around a 'central absence.'"
One entry on the list:
As I Lay Dying William FaulknerRead about the other entries on the list.
From the opening image of the son building his mother's coffin outside the room where she lies dying, it's clear that this is the work of an uncompromising visionary. Brutal and bleak and tender, full of dark moments and astounding images and basically just as good as everyone says.
As I Lay Dying is one of Roy Blount Jr.'s five favorite books of Southern humor and one of James Franco's six best books.