New York Times Interview With Author Patrick Modiano Who Says Good Books Make Good People

From a New York Times By the Book interview with author Patrick Modiano”:

What books are on your night stand?

There are piles of books that I read often, the classics. But please forgive me — I am in the midst of writing a book and I can only give you brief responses.

Can a great book be badly written? What other criteria can overcome bad prose?

No. A great book must have an unforgettable style, an unforgettable music.

What books would you say have provided your best reading experience?