Author touted by Zuckerberg suggests novel for Facebook CEO

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Posted: Jan 07, 2015 4:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of Mark Zuckerberg's first book club pick has a suggestion for future choices.

Moises Naim, whose "The End of the Power" hit the top 20 on Amazon.com soon after the Facebook founder's recommendation, thinks Zuckerberg should take on more fiction. Zuckerberg plans to read a book every other week in 2015 and says he hopes to learn more about different cultures and technologies.

Naim, interviewed Wednesday by The Associated Press, cited Gabriel Garcia Marquez's classic "One Hundred Years of Solitude" as an example of how fiction can be a "powerful to grasp reality." The 62-year-old Naim is a prominent journalist and commentator and his book, a critique on the limits of power, includes blurbs from Bill Clinton and George Soros.