THE UN­PUN­ISHED VICE: A LIFE OF READ­ING

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - BOOKS - By Ed­mund White by Ni­cholas Sparks by Pat­ter­son/born by Mitch Al­bom by Bar­bara King­solver by John Sand­ford by Jodi Picoult by Kyle Mills by Karen Kings­bury by Deb­bie Ma­comber by Tana French

Any­one at a loss about what to read next can earn dou­ble points by pick­ing up the new­est book by Ed­mund White: The Un­pun­ished Vice. As White hop­scotches en­gag­ingly among books and writ­ers he loves, he leaves an en­tic­ing trail of works by au­thors, in­clud­ing many by lesser known writ­ers. White’s ca­sual, jump-around ap­proach is ac­cen­tu­ated here, as much of Vice be­gan life as pieces for New York Re­view of Books, The Guardian and Paris Re­view. Whether talk­ing about his own writ­ing, writ­ers he has known, gos­sipy bi­o­graph­i­cal tid­bits, the al­lure of li­braries, “the great­est novel in all lit­er­a­ture” or the books he rereads reg­u­larly, White gen­er­ously shares opin­ions he’s de­vel­oped over a life­time and also gives us a plenty of ideas for our own to-read lists. White’s pick for best novel ever writ­ten? Tol­stoy’s Anna Karenina.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Ev­ery Breath Am­bush The Next Per­son You Meet in Heaven Un­shel­tered Holy Ghost A Spark of Light Vince Flynn: Red War When We Were Young Alaskan Hol­i­day The Witch Elmm

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