Monday, July 21, 2014

Dean Koontz's five favorite books

Dean Koontz's new novel is The City.

One of his five favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Both cities in this classic are portrayed with Dickens's talent for detail. His Paris in revolution is chilling. Madame Defarge is one of the great monsters of literature. The last scene and final sentence are deeply moving, as is the author's insistence that totalitarian politics doesn't have the power to eradicate love from the world.
Read about the other books on the list.

A Tale of Two Cities also appears on Maya Angelou's six favorite books list, Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on revolutions, Paulette Jiles's list of her 12 favorite books, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best doppelgängers in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue