By EW Staff
Updated September 15, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

It’s too heavy to drag on tour with me — it’s 2,000 pages — but I’m in the middle of reading The Man Without Qualities, by Robert Musil. It’s about a man’s life in Germany in the early part of the century and how it comes together and falls apart. It was a classic that never got completely translated until recently. I like science fiction, but what I really like is good writing. I’m reading The Maltese Falcon again. I’ve just been drawn to it lately. I’m also reading From Time to Time by Jack Finney. It’s so wonderful. I’m also reading The Essential Etheridge Knight. Etheridge was a very important black poet, but you can hardly find his books.

Walter Mosley is the author of Devil in a Blue Dress and RL’s Dream.