Kate Beckinsale's Bookshelf
By DBC Pierre
A satirical take on the media and hypocrisy, this novel has the most wonderfully alienated narrator since Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. The author is absolutely fluent in the voice of a teenage boy, one accused of being an accessory to a high school shooting in Texas. People around him sell their stories to newspapers and get on television programs, while he's stuck in this insane world. I was inspired by the fact that the writer didn't publish it until he was over 40 years old. That makes me think, "Oh, I still have time!"