Saturday, May 12, 2007

Laura Lippman's 5 most important books

Laura Lippman told Newsweek about her five most important books.

Number one on her list:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

I began reading this at 12 because I had inferred that it was very dirty. I think I was 19 by the time I identified the dirty parts, and by then I no longer cared. My favorite novel, hands down.
Read about the other titles on Lippman's list.

About Lippman's new novel, What the Dead Know, Wendy Werris remarked on "Lippman's almost poetic style of characterization. It's branded a mystery, but the narrative and characters are so boldly drawn that it rises well above the genre."

--Marshal Zeringue