Books that Made a Difference to Bill Paxton
The star of the new miniseries
Hatfields & McCoys
has a big love for books about principled people who search for the truth.
O, The Oprah Magazine | April 23, 2012
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The Death of a President
"This is a great piece of writing," Bill Paxton says of the 1967 opus—written with the Kennedy family's cooperation—about the JFK assassination and its aftermath.
You Deserve Nothing
A novel about a beloved teacher who succumbs to sexual temptation, Maksik's 2011 debut has inspired controversy, both because of its subject matter and because some say it's autobiographical.
Life and Death in Shanghai
"This is an amazing tale: a portrait of China during the Cultural Revolution as well as a murder mystery."
Joe R. Lansdale
A gothic novel about racially and sexually motivated killings in an East Texas town during the Depression,
furthered Lansdale's reputation as a cult hero.
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