[ad_1] Our Oppenheimer loves books; Take a look at his favorites

Jul 28, 2023

BY: ET Online

Our Oppenheimer loves books; Take a look at his favorites

His favorites

Actor Cillian Murphy, famous for 'Oppenheimer,' loves books! In a fun chat with New York’s One Grand Books, he shared his top picks—real literary treasures! Let's take a look at his favorites.

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The Ginger Man

First up is 'The Ginger Man' by J.P. Donleavy, a book that captivated Murphy during his youth and continues to enthrall him over the years. He finds it intoxicating and utterly compelling.

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Then there's 'Eclipse' by John Banville, a book that may appear uneventful on the surface, but its language and insights are so arresting that it becomes impossible to put down.

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The Sportswriter

Richard Ford's 'The Sportswriter' also finds a place in his collection, admired for its portrayal of the modern American male.

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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

'Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi' by Geoff Dyer adds an intriguing twist to the mix. This book, with its genre-defying charm, captures Murphy's admiration.

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The Butcher Boy

Another gem on his list is 'The Butcher Boy' by Patrick McCabe, a poignant tale that tugs at the heartstrings and leaves a profound impact.

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Rabbit, Run

'Rabbit, Run' by John Updike is another essential read for Murphy, offering a captivating study of humanity and life in America through the decades.

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Grief is the Thing with Feathers

'Max Porter's 'Grief is the Thing with Feathers' deeply moved Murphy, leaving a lasting impression with its emotional power.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Lastly, there's 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemingway. This beautifully simple story has a magnetic pull on Murphy, touching his soul with its perfect storytelling.

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