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Colin Firth's Favourite Books

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The Corrections
1.  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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  "Franzen captures how trivializing a family battle can be and how it can seem to be a fight for survival when, in fact, you’re simply scoring points."
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The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
2.  The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics) by Graham Greene
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  "The most poignant thing in the story, for me, is that the priest has had a child. He wants to repent, but how can you find salvation when you can't hate the sin? He's stuck in that paradox."
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The Leopard
3.  The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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  "The descriptions of 19th-century Sicily were written with such melancholy, honesty, and lack of sentimentality that I found myself thinking this era was the most important thing."
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Saint Maybe
4.  Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
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  "I'm not a great believer in sitting cross-legged on a mountaintop throughout your life as a spiritual quest.What I find interesting is how an enormous spiritual journey unfolds in the banality of life"
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Light In August (Vintage Classics)
5.  Light In August (Vintage Classics) by William Faulkner
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  "I'm haunted by the heat he describes, by the smells, which are always revolting. I know that's a strange reason to be attracted to an author, but I love it when writing is as potent as it is here."
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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
6.  The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
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  "I don't think I’ve ever read such descriptions of what it would be like to lose your grip. He has a vision that makes you less sure of your surroundings — and I find that stimulating."
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