Friday, September 25, 2009

Jim James' best books

Jim James, the frontman of the Grammy-nominated American rock band My Morning Jacket, recently released a George Harrison tribute album.

And he told The Week magazine about his six best books.

One book to make the grade:
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey (Harper Perennial, $15).

Monkey wrenchin’. Stickin’ it to the man. For his 1975 comic novel about a band of eco-saboteurs, Abbey invented some of the most memorable characters ever set into motion. High adventure in the great American West. Pure mental cinema. Great escape with a great message to boot.
Read about the other books on James' list.

--Marshal Zeringue