Helena, MT -- July 28, 2007

Reading The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova.

What he’s read recently--Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Luis Zafon. It’s the bestselling novel in Spain since Don Quixote.

His favorite book of all time--Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. It’s more of a guy book, he said. Holden is a guy who all guys can relate to, at some point in his life. He’s a great tragic hero and it’s very well written. It’s set in the North East where he was born. He’s read it three or four times and he imagines he’ll read it every couple of years for the rest of his life. How does it make him feel? It makes him reflect on life easier. It just clarifies. He becomes more aware of people and relationships around him, what they mean and were they will go. It makes him introspective.

If he were to write his own book it would be in the horror genre. He believes he could never write anything as profound as Catcher in the Rye. The Stand, by Stephen King, is his second favorite book. He’d write something in this vein. He’s not a LOR guy. He likes what’s believable, but where anything can happen—violence, sex, what’s apocalyptic.

He's actually from L.A. and is in town to act with the Montana Shakespeare Company!

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