Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Josh Ritter's six favorite books that invoke the supernatural

Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter whose first novel, Bright's Passage, tells the story of a man who converses with an angel.

One of his six favorite books that invoke the supernatural, as told to The Week magazine:
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Though down-at-the-heels and long in the tooth, old gods can still rob banks, seduce cash-register girls, hold (or lose) their liquor, and connive with gleeful, rollicking abandon. And all of it happens in the vastness of America, from its roadside attractions to its casinos and empty highways.
Read about the other books on Ritter's list.

American Gods is on John T. Ottinger's list of 12 science fiction and fantasy novels and stories that are uniquely American.

--Marshal Zeringue