Saturday, November 21, 2015

What I'm Reading

I plowed through the Jackie Collins book -- so raunchy -- she seems always to have some male character who is "well-endowed to the point of being ridiculous." But it's a good story with interesting characters, not necessarily believable characters, but there's a skill in telling a good story. And she does.

So moving on to another popular fiction -- the newest Stephen King. This is a collection of short stories with the added benefit that he talks about his life while he was writing the particular story. I've only read the introduction where he talks about writing, how it is different to write a novel vs a short story. I also follows Stephen King on Twitter, and he's a very interesting person.

Hopefully, I will not have bad dreams, despite the title.

Amazon describes the book this way:

A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

And for those who want to poo-poo King, remember Shawshank Redemption is based on one of his short stories.

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