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O Reader, Where Art Thou?

Jun 4, 2009 10:40 AM | 0 comments

John Turturro can be seen on the streets of his Park Slope neighborhood—as well as in more Spike Lee films than any other actor. And on June 12, he appears in the blockbuster remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

Known best as an “indie” film actor, John Turturro has appeared in numerous movies, including Transformers, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and The Good Shepherd. But the big screen doesn’t get all his attention; he likes to read when he gets the chance. Here are some of his favorite books, as told to BPL.

For Children

1. Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson

2. The Macmillan Book of Greek Gods and Heroes, by Alice Low

3. Louis the Fish, by Arthur Yorinks


For Adults

1. Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle, by Daniel L. Everett

2. Italian Folktales, by Italo Calvino

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel GarcÍa Márquez

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