Monday, July 27, 2009

Ten of the best novels about novelists

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best novels about novelists.

One book on the list:
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Maurice Bendrix, the sour narrator of Greene's tale of doomed, obsessive love, is a novelist as well as a lover. Bendrix, who is used to making his characters do what he wants, finds himself a character in a story he passionately resents. Sarah, his lover, turns away from him to religion. "We are inextricably bound to the plot, and wearily God forces us, here and there, according to his intention."
Read about the other nine novels on Mullan's list.

The End of the Affair also appears on Douglas Kennedy's ten best list of books about grief.

--Marshal Zeringue