Friday, August 21, 2009

John Banville

Declan Burke queried John Banville (aka Benjamin Black) about reading, writing, and related subjects. A taste from the Q & A:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT – though I would have smartened up Dostoyevsky’s tin-eared prose style.

What fictional character would you most like to have been?

Adrian Leverkuhn, in Thomas Mann’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS: an utter monster but a supremely great artist. I would have worked at helping him to find his inner nice person. Ha.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue