11 Celebrities on Their Favorite Books
By Mikhail Bulgakov
"I was reading Louis de Bernières's trilogy on Latin America and this book came up [on amazon.com] as something I might like, so I bought it. It's now my favorite novel—it's just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart." The fantastical work so captured Radcliffe that for his 21st birthday, he traveled to Russia to visit the author's apartment in Moscow. "There are passages that have become everyday Russian sayings. For instance, 'Manuscripts don't burn.' If it had ever come out that this book was being written, Bulgakov would likely have disappeared permanently. That phrase stands for the fact that nothing is more powerful or more indestructible than the written word."
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