Perhaps best known for his roles as Fox Mulder in The X-Files and as Hank Moody in Californication, David Duchovny is also an author with a wide range of interests and an eye for the ludicrousness in life. His first book, Holy Cow (Monty Python fans will appreciate the French edition's title: Oh, La Vache!), playfully exposes intolerance and advocates respect in a pseudo-children's book. His 2016 novel Bucky F*cking Dent recounts a man's over-the-top efforts in the late 1970s to persuade his dying father that his beloved, long-suffering Red Sox might finally make it to the World Series.
On May 1, Duchovny releases a new novel, Miss Subways, which has gotten delighted responses from our in-house early readers. Duchovny brings his offbeat sense of humor and his keen observational skills to a tale of a normal (or is she?) subway-riding New Yorker, delivering a story that is both fantastical and deeply grounded at once.
We asked Duchovny which books he had read and enjoyed lately, and here are his answers.
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