Saturday, July 11, 2009

The 50 best summer reads ever

The editors at the Guardian picked their 50 best summer reads ever.

The list is thinner on crime novels than one might have guessed. Nevertheless, it includes:
The Lady in the Lake - Raymond Chandler

Private eye Philip Marlowe travels from Los Angeles into the mountains in pursuit of a rich man's missing wife. The hard-boiled narration - and the corpse in the water - don't entirely negate the beauty of the surroundings.

The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

Ripley's first outing takes him to the Italian Riviera, where he learns his trade by stepping into the shoes of a glamorous young socialite.
Read about all fifty books.

--Marshal Zeringue