Topical Tips: Faust

In honor of last Saturday’s author event in the Treehut in Den Haag, where Dina Nayeri chatted about and signed her book Another Faust, here are five titles along similar lines (if you missed, don’t worry, you should have another chance to meet her in Amsterdam next month)(more details when we have them!).  And belated apologies to Ms. Nayeri, since I completely mis-spelled her name in last week’s post (it’s fixed now)…  D’oh!

  1. ericFaust Eric by Terry Pratchett.  My first encounter with the Faust legend.  Meaning I didn’t read/see on stage…
  2. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. …first.  I have read War and Peace, though.  Completely.  And Tess of the D’Urbervilles, twice, despite hating it the first time, and liking it even less the second time.  Do I get some points back now?  🙂
  3. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.  An updated version that, by all accounts that I’ve heard, is excellent and well worth reading.
  4. Ghost Rider by Daniel Way, Mark Texeira and Javier Saltares.  Graphic novel featuring Nicholas Cage Johnny Blaze.
  5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny by Jack Black and Kyle Gass.  Featuring (I hope) the song Tribute, in which two man-children must outplay the devil to save their souls.