Favorite novel of all time? Pale Fire is up there for sure. Faulkner was a very influential dude in my teenage years, though I fear I wouldn’t have the patience for him now. The Names by DeLillo. Go Tell It on the Mountain – how the hell was that a first novel? I think about Coming Through Slaughter a lot, how intense and all-consuming the experience of reading that book was. And Donna Tartt and Colum McCann are the contemporary writers whose work I go through and reexamine at the most.