Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lorraine Kelly's six best books

Lorraine Kelly is a Scottish television presenter and journalist, best known in the UK for her work on GMTV. She is a judge for this year’s Costa Book Awards.

One of her six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Possibly the greatest book ever written and one I read as a 13-year-old studying Russian at secondary school. It’s a brilliant psychological thriller as well as a detective story and the tortured Raskolnikov will haunt you for ever.
Read about the other books on Kelly's list.

Crime and Punishment is one of the top ten works of literature according to Norman Mailer and one of Gerald Scarfe's six best books; it appears on Andrew Klavan's five best list of psychological crime novels. Elmore Leonard has never read beyond page fifty of the tome.

--Marshal Zeringue