Monday, November 21, 2016

Amor Towles's six favorite books

Amor Towles' newest novel is A Gentleman in Moscow. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

"It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days." Thus García Márquez matter-of-factly begins a chapter of One Hundred Years of Solitude, throwing open the shutters of our imagination. This simple sentence alerts us that we are in a world we know and yet don't know.
Read about the other entries on the list.

One Hundred Years of Solitude made Samantha Mabry's list of five books that carry curses, Sameer Rahim's list of five essential works by Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende's list of six favorite books, Sara Jonsson's list of five books to read when you can't go to sleep, Juan Gabriel Vásquez's five best list of novels about South America, Pushpinder Khaneka's list of three of the best books on Colombia, Michael Jacobs's list of the top ten Colombian stories, Simon Mason's top ten list of fictional families and Rebecca Stott's five best list of historical novels. It is one of Lynda Bellingham's six best books, Walter Mosley's five favorite books, Eric Kraft's five most important books, and James Patterson's five most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue