Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ramin Karimloo's six favorite books

Ramin Karimloo is the musical star best known as the Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera and its sequel Love Never Dies.

One of his six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
by Cormac McCarthy

I just loved the relationship between father and son and what the dad was trying to teach the boy on this post-apocalyptic journey.

I love slow-burners and this book takes time to get to know the characters, you become invested in their lives.
Read about the other books on Karimloo's list.

The Road appears on Jon Krakauer's five best list of books about mortality and existential angst, William Skidelsky's list of the top ten most vivid accounts of being marooned in literature, Liz Jensen's top 10 list of environmental disaster stories, the Guardian's list of books to change the climate, David Nicholls' top ten list of literary tear jerkers, and the Times (of London) list of the 100 best books of the decade. Sam Anderson of New York magazine claims "that we'll still be talking about [The Road] in ten years."

--Marshal Zeringue