Every once in a while I will discover a book and an album (or albums) at the same time, creating an impromptu soundtrack out of coincidence. Here are some examples of works that will be inexorably linked forever more. For me, at least.
On Beauty, Zadie Smith / Necima, Lia Ices
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger / Return to Cookie Mountain, TV on the Radio
The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson / Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone, The Walkmen
The Book of Illusions, Paul Auster / Our Endless Numbered Days, Iron and Wine
The Magus, John Fowles / Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, Viva Voce
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay, Michael Chabon / Roots & Crowns, Califone
The Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson / The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night, The Besnard Lakes