One of the reasons I decided to become a literary agent is that books affect me more than any other artistic medium. I love movies, I love television, I love music… but nothing really moves me like a great book.
So this is a simple but extremely difficult You Tell Me: what is your favorite book of all time?
You have to pick one. No lists, no caveats, no subcategories, just one book: your favorite book of all time, by whatever criteria you choose.
Mine: MOBY DICK, the longest book I’ve ever read three times. I love the expansiveness, the plot, the characters, the way Melville uses the whale to delve into other topics… it has it all.