Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ian Rankin's six best books

Ian Rankin is a worldwide #1 bestselling writer, and has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award.

His new novel is Doors Open.

Rankin named his six best books for the Daily Express magazine. One title on the list:
by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

This is a graphic novel but it is every bit as intricate in terms of theme and characterisation as any highbrow literary novel and a darned sight more enjoyable. Moore plots with care and Gibbons’ meticulous artwork adds nuance and depth. The whole thing is a triumph.
Read about the other books on Rankin's list.

Also see Rankin's six best books list for The Week magazine.

Learn about the best selling book Rankin wishes he'd written.

Watchmen also appears on Lev Grossman's top ten graphic novels list.

--Marshal Zeringue