from Entertainment Weekly, with descriptions of why he likes each one:
- Shatter, by Michael Robotham – deranged villain
- Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson – pirates!
- The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer – “the best spy novel I’ve ever read that wasn’t written by John le Carré”
- Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens – “Dorrit is as easy to read as any current best-seller, and more rewarding than most”
- Drood, by Dan Simmons – “a masterwork of narrative suspense”
- Dog On It, by Spencer Quinn – mystery narrated by the PI’s dog, “call it canine noir”
- Handle With Care, by Jodi Picoult – “You men out there who think Ms. Picoult is a chick thing need to get with the program.”
I like Stephen King. I liked him when I was a kid and read some of the horror (Misery), supernatural (Thinner), his young adult fantasy novel (Eyes of the Dragon?), his crazy quit-smoking story (Quitters Inc), his epic (The Stand), and as an adult I liked his writing memoir (On Writing) and his story The Shawshank Redemption (although the film was better).