Monday, February 29, 2016

Joyce Maynard's six favorite books

Joyce Maynard's novels include To Die For, Labor Day, and Under the Influence. One of her six best books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan

Always a master of psychological ambiguities in relationships — and a perennial favorite of mine — McEwan here depicts a friendship gone horribly wrong. When we meet vacationing lovers Colin and Mary, their relationship has turned stagnant. The heat and passion return when they meet another couple — until their new friends take them to a chilling and violent place.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Comfort of Strangers is among Jean Hanff Korelitz's six best books about failed marriages, five books that changed Evie Wyld, Kate Kellaway's top ten fictional holidays, and John Mullan's ten best visits to Venice in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue