Roquefort Robert wrote: I thought "Cell" was terrible and just about the worst King book I have ever read.
I noticed that book while perusing DPL's holdings. As a hater of cell phone users, I found the premise of a zombie invasion triggered by phone pulses appealing. Thanks for the warning.
Another prolific writer who I've recently become aware of is Dean Koontz. His output makes King's bibliography pale for sheer volume, and it's good stuff: crime potboilers with healthy doses of time travel, demonic possession, genetic experiments run amock and more all mixed together in a frothy broth. I don't know why I never heard of this guy but I blame a confusion with celebrity concept artist Jeff Koons. The DPL is full of this guy's work.
Books I returned yesterday include Kilpatrick's Surrendered. I warn any readers to constantly remind themselves that the man is proven crook and liar lest they become sucked into his delusions of victimhood and spiritual redemption. Oh, and he pretty much admits that he's not comfortable around white people.
Also finished David Sedaris' Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. If I'd known what it was about I would have left it on the shelf. Dude needs to stick to writing about real experiences with people, but it had big print, pictures, and was mercifully short. On a side note, Sedaris has a weird sadistic streak which might be hepled by therapy.
Today I read the last of a book by medical examiner Hnery Lee. Apparently he's co-authored a collection of books which detail an assortment of cases he's been involved in. This volume included a chapter on the Phil Spector murder. The forensic evidence is very contradictory. I was pretty sure he did it. Now, not so much. Interestingly, I just looked at the citations for that chapter: Wikipedia, CourtTV.com and CourtTVNnews make up the bulk of that two page list. Hey, he's turned himself into a pop figure. It's only fitting that he quote pop culture sources.
Currently working on Tom Wolfe's I am Charlotte Simmons and something called Reckless which is about the Spector case. While in the Monteith Branch yesterday (scheduled for closing, boo!) I found You Can Run But You Can't Hide by TV's Dog the Bounty Hunter. How bad can that be? At the very least it gets points for not making me look at the guy. I brought it home.
Shit weather continues and I'm off until Thursday. I predict I'll get some reading done.