Friday, April 13, 2012

Robson Green's six best books

Robson Green is best known in the U.S. for his portrayal of Dr. Tony Hill in the television series Wire In The Blood.

One of his six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
Animal Farm
by George Orwell

I loved this as a child and the character Boxer really reminds me of the life my dad had.

He worked down the mines for 40 years and was in essence a slave to those in power, the same as Boxer. It resonates with my father’s demise.

Animal Farm was my first insight into politics as a child, that the pursuit of power will always end in corruption.
Read about the other books on Green's list.

Animal Farm is one of Heather Brooke's five books on holding power to account, Chuck Klosterman's most important books; it appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best pigs in literature and Charlie Jane Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs's list of well-known and beloved science fiction and fantasy novels that were rejected over and over.

--Marshal Zeringue