Writers choosing writers
What happens when you ask a handful of writers to name their favorite book of 2012, and then the authors of those books pick their favorites? The unexpected. Follow the trail for a wonderful daisy-chain of eclectic reading recommendations to last through next year.
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TRAIL 4( Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times, Random House )
Porochista Khakpour ("Sons and Other Flammable Objects") picks...
"The Devil in Silver"
(Spiegel & Grau)
LaValle never writes the same book and his recent is a stunner: a bizarre, fantastical, hellish and hilarious psychiatric-ward horror novel of sorts that makes "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" look downright demure.