Friday, November 23, 2012

Oliver Ford Davies's six best books

Oliver Ford Davies played Sio Bibble, the governor of Naboo, and the head of the Royal Advisory Council, in several Star Wars films.

One of his six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
Bleak House
by Charles Dickens

It’s my favourite Dickens, packed with all the things he’s good at.

It’s a thriller, whodunnit, a study of class from the poorest to the very rich, a scathing attack on the legal system and a wonderful battery of characters. Even the young women are well drawn for once.
Read about the other books on the list.

Bleak House is one of Ian Rankin's 5 favorite literary crime novels, Tim Pigott-Smith's six best books, James McCreet's top ten Victorian detective stories and one of Rebecca Ford's favorite five fiction books. It is on John Mortimer's list of the five best books about law and literature and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best thunderstorms in literature and ten of the best men writing as women, and is among the top ten works of literature according to Stephen King.

--Marshal Zeringue