Keira Knightley loves reading bleak books

September 17th, 2008 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS  

Keira KnightleyLondon, Sep 16 (IANS) British actress Keira Knightley is a secret bookworm and she loves to read “depressing” accounts of the Holocaust and mass murderers.The star buries her nose in bleak books with every chance she gets and among her favourites are Bernhard Schlink’s Holocaust novel “The Reader”, which she describes as “beautiful” and “Revolutionary Road” by Richard Yates that is the story of a couple struggling with life in 1950s America, reports

“(They are) two really depressing books but really good. Not exactly a barrel of laughs. Not exactly happy, but interesting. Really great writing creates such amazing images,” Knightley told USA Today newspaper.

The actress also enjoyed Gitta Sereny’s “Into That Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder” - the story of World War II Nazi extermination camp Treblinka and books by legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.

She added: “It’s a compilation of investigative journalism. It’s awful, but the way she writes is wonderful. I just started it. I’d never read any Martha Gellhorn before, and she’s a wonderful writer.”

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