Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Walter Mosley's five favorite books

Walter Mosley’s bestselling mystery novels include the Easy Rawlins series. His new novel is The Long Fall.

At The Daily Beast he named five of his favorite books.

One title on the list:
The City & The City by China Miéville

This book could be called a science-fiction novel but it is so much more than that. It’s a book about alienation, isolation, and the inability to see the world in which we live. It is a parable of modern-day life…and a warning. When I started reading China’s book I felt displaced, as if I didn’t belong on those pages or in that world. I soon realized that this was the feeling the author intended. He had gotten inside this text the true feeling of estrangement that the modern world enforces on its people.
Read about all five books on Mosley's list.

--Marshal Zeringue