George Pelecanos – Favorite Books

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The favorite books of the talented and grossly underrated author, George Pelecanos, are detailed below (courtesy of TopTenBooks).  Along with Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, and David Simon (authors examined in prior posts), Pelecanos authored numerous episodes of HBO’s cult-classic, The Wire, and, most recently, The Deuce, which examines the 1970’s porn industry in New York City.  Click on the images below for more information.

All the King’s Men

The Sun Also Rises

The Grapes of Wrath

Ask the Dust

A Fan’s Notes

The Long Goodbye

True Grit: A Novel

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

We examined the literary influences of Cormac McCarthy in a prior post: The Books that Influenced Cormac McCarthy

Clockers: A Novel

We examined the favorite books of author Richard Price in a prior post: Richard Price – Favorite Books

The Known World

If you are unfamiliar with the works of Pelecanos, we strongly recommend checking out the following novels:

The Night Gardener

The Sweet Forever: A Novel

Right As Rain: A Derek Strange Novel (Derek Strange Novels)

Shame the Devil

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