So because summer reading is my life this week, I finally checked out EW.com's "The Pop of King" in which Stephen King offers up some suggestions for summer reading. Let's just say his suggestions are...a bit different than mine.
For example: One of his choices is Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit. Now, I have not read Little Dorrit, so I should probably shut up about it, but it just does not strike me as pleasure reading (I blame this on having to read Hard Times in high school, an event from which I've only recently recovered). However, I am intrigued by King's declaration that the novel "explains the whole Bernard Madoff mess."
HIs other picks:
Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (pirates!)
The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer (spies)
Drood, Dan Simmons (tangentially related to Dickens and very, very long)
Dog On It, Spencer Quinn ("canine noir," explains King)
Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult (legal/medical thriller)
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