Sarah Waters

Oscar nominee Lenny Abrahamson’s new film "The Little Stranger," based on Sarah Waters’ lauded book, isn't making much noise. We asked him why.
For readers, the pleasures of the unreliable narrator seem to lie primarily in the challenges they offer our critical and interpretive faculties. Can we figure out the narrator's trustworthiness (or lack of it) before the other characters do?
Novels, mysteries, thrillers, philosophy, and one big book of travel essays are on my summer reading list. How did I choose the books?