Author Stephen King is, as most prolific authors are, a voracious reader — and he likes to talk about his favorite books on Twitter. (Want to follow him? Click here. And while you’re there, you should follow our Twitter account, too! Click here.)
Here are a few of the books that King has recommended lately:
- A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay – King says: “Scared the living hell out of me, and I’m pretty hard to scare.”
- Last Words by Michael Koryta – King says: “You can’t put this baby down.”
- Bad Country by CB McKenzie – King says: “Terrific crime/suspense/mystery novel, but the real revelation is his fresh and original voice.”
- World Gone By by Dennis Lehane – King says: “The best gangster novel since The Godfather. Terrific story, shattering conclusion.”
- The Border by Robert McCammon – King says: “Rip-roaring, old-school SF. Mean aliens, heroic earthlings…. I dug it.”
And by the way, if you’re not a horror fan, King has also written a number of nonfiction books — and he’s a truly terrific writer. You could try On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft or Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season.
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