Friday, April 2, 2010

Mike Figgis' six best books

Mike Figgis was nominated for Oscars for directing and writing the adapted screenplay for Leaving Las Vegas.

He named his six best books for the Daily Express.

One title on the list:
Something Happened
by Joseph Heller

I even prefer this 1974 classic to Catch 22. It deals with family and memory and the agony of raising a child or two. Some of the images in it really will stay with me for ever.
Read about the other books on the list.

Something Happened
appears on Luke Leitch's list of ten cursed second novels and is Neil Cross' pick for Most Under-Rated Second Novel.

--Marshal Zeringue