Monday, January 12, 2015

Six top fiction books that feature real-life characters

Stewart O'Nan's newest novel is West of Sunset.

One of the author's six favorite fiction books that feature real-life characters, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

Just a cameo by William Holden on a New Orleans street corner is enough to launch Binx Bolling on his search for an authentic life. Percy captures our desire to see the actual reflected in fiction (in this case, film) and thus made real.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Moviegoer is among Ron Rash's six favorite Southern fiction books, The Barnes & Noble Review's five top books on New Orleans, Jon Krakauer's five best books about mortality and existential angst, and Richard Ford's 5 most essential books.

--Marshal Zeringue