Friday, July 30, 2010

Philip Pullman's 6 best books

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, named his six best books for the Daily Express.

One title on the list:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The opening of this thrilling book never fails. Neither does the middle or the end. A perfect piece of clear, taut, vivid storytelling and one I re-read often to remind myself of what I’m trying to do.
Read about the other books on Pullman's list.

Treasure Island also appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction.

Also see: Philip Pullman's forty favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue