Friday, June 29, 2007

Thomas Perry's list

Thomas Perry, author of Nightlife -- and over a dozen other excellent thrillers, including the soon-to-be-released Silence -- contributed "The List" to The Week magazine this week.

One of his titles:

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

It’s Faulkner’s dramatization of storytelling — how human beings piece together the past based on what is known, what can be surmised, and what is always true of human beings. Miss Rosa Coldfield tells the rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen and his family, and then Quentin Compson and his friend Shreve retell the old story until they know they’ve got it right.

Read about Perry's other picks.

--Marshal Zeringue