Summer Reading

Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 9:26 AM
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  • King has given me many sleepless nights - but his book "The Stand" has to be one of the great works of fiction. The movie was disastrous and nothing remotely like the book, but it was a book I could NOT put down.

    -- Posted by Kathy Fairchild on Tue, Jun 8, 2010, at 4:02 PM
  • I'm a big fan of King's "On Writing". I think it's one of the best (and most accessible) books out there on writing. Considering it comes from one of the most prolific and popular writers ever, you really can't knock what the man has to say.

    Those of you willing to dive into those scarier realms, especially if you're a fan of King, should check out the works of Joe Hill. Hill is actually King's son (he just dropped "King" from his name so he could prove himself without dad's help). Course if you didn't look at the author's name, you'd swear it was King himself. In fact, I think Hill is starting out at the artistic level his father is currently at. That's saying something.

    He has three books that I know of--"Heart-Shaped Box", "20th Century Ghosts" (a collection of his short stories) and his latest "Horns". Those of you not into reading your books can check out the audio book for "Horns". A good friend of mine, Fred Berman, just won an award for his performance of the audiobook.

    -- Posted by ydnasllew on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 9:07 PM
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