Sunday, September 22, 2013

Michael Dobbs's six best books

Michael Dobbs is a best-selling author and member of the House of Lords. The US television adaptation of his book House Of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, had nine Emmy nominations. Dobbs's new thriller is A Ghost At The Door.

One of the author's six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest Hemingway

Robert Jordan is an American who volunteers to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. His task is to blow up a bridge. His fate is to encounter brutality, heroism and the beautiful Maria. Hemingway knew the war at first hand and his writing is truly explosive.
Read about the other books on the list.

For Whom the Bell Tolls is among John Mullan's ten best bridges in literature, Elmore Leonard's ten favorite books, John McCain's five best books about men in battle.

--Marshal Zeringue