Pete Dexter’s Favorite Books (Concerning Families)

FIVE BEST BOOKS (For more information click on the associated image - via Amazon) The Complete Stories (FSG Classics) Edisto: A Novel (FSG Classics) Straight Man: A Novel A River Runs through It and Other Stories Rhine Maidens Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal (January 23, 2010) If you are unfamiliar with Dexter's work, we strongly …

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David Lynch’s Favorite Books, Films & Artist

A selection of the favorite books and films of director, actor, artist, and musician David Lynch are detailed below (courtesy of WelcometoTwinPeeks.com) [UPDATE (October 23, 2018): Favorite Artist of Lynch].  Lynch is perhaps best known for his films Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive and the cult-classic television series Twin Peaks. For more information on a …

Woody Allen’s Favorite Books & Films

The favorite books and films of actor, comedian, and the prolific Academy Award-winning director, Woody Allen, are examined below (courtesy of The Guardian).  As a director, Allen is probably best known for the films Midnight in Paris, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Match Point, and Crimes and Misdemeanors.  Allen's next film, Wonder Wheel (starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and Juno Temple), …

Philip Roth’s Favorite Books

The favorite books of renowned American novelist, Philip Roth, are examined below (courtesy of Forward). Roth has been awarded numerous prestigious awards from the literary establishment over the course of his career, including the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International), the National Book Award For Fiction for Goodbye, Columbus : And …

Jim Jarmusch’s Favorite Books

Jim Jarmusch has developed a cult following over the past 2-3 decades, directing films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Mystery Train, Broken Flowers, Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai, Only Lovers Left Alive, and, most recently, Paterson.  Jarmusch's favorite books showcase the eclectic tastes that make him one of Hollywood's most unique and visionary filmmakers.  UPDATE (July 13, …

Dennis Lehane’s Favorite Books

Dennis Lehane is the author of the classic Kenzie-Gennaro series (A Drink Before the War; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Darkness Take My Hand; and Moonlight Mile), The Drop, Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day.  Lehane is also credited with writing several episodes of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire.  Currently, Lehane teaches advanced fIction writing at Harvard University.  Below is a selection of some …