Do you have a favorite author? Ever since I found Stephen King’s books I have one! I don’t know what it is exactly that draws me to his books…perhaps it is his voice. It really doesn’t matter what the story is because it is the way he tells it. I do have a wide range of taste when it comes to books and reading material. I like biographies, medical texts, news, fiction, non-fiction…all of it. When it comes to favorite authors, however, there is only one for me. Some Stephen King aficionados refer to him as Sai King as a way to show utter respect for his talents. I just refer to him by name…I am what he terms a Constant Reader. I love how he puts messages in the back of most of his books to all of us constant readers. It makes me feel great knowing that there are things he wants to say to me.
Currently, I am reading IT – a great tome of a book. The pages number just over one thousand, in fact, I think that number is eleven hundred and thirty-eight. I am down to the last thirty or so pages. It was, and is, another great book by the master storyteller. The genre Stephen writes in is horror and IT is a “clown” that lives in the sewers and messes with people of the town. This creature is a shape shifter and can present himself (itself?) to people as anything it chooses. It can blend in and seem totally normal if it is trying to lure you in or if it has you in it’s sights it can appear as whatever scares you most. There are seven children who take it on and manage to scare It away by hurting it. After something like thirty years later when they are grown adults with separate lives living all over the United States It draws them back to their hometown meaning to take them on again and exact It’s revenge. I won’t go into further detail then that in case you would like to pick it up and read it for yourself.
After I am done with this book I will be embarking on a book my sister bought me for Christmas. Make Me by Lee Child which is his newest title. I am eager to read this book but since I was already well into the Stephen King book I had to wait until I was finished. I am not one that can read several books all at the same time. It is too hard for me to keep plots and characters separate. Lee Child is another author that can grab you by the imagination and refuse to let you go until you are finished the last page. I have read one other Lee Child book entitled Killing Floor, also bought for me by my sister. This author I could really get into too. I now have two of his books and must collect more. There is nowhere near the history I have with Stephen King but I can see Lee Child growing on me to that extent some years down the road. He is good at portraying Jack Reacher the main character of these novels. You get to really feel for Jack and what he goes through. I like Lee Child’s style. Well, on that note I am off to bed to read the last of It. I read just before sleep in order to wind down and make my eyes tired enough to close since my mind refuses to come out of overdrive. I wrote a post about that. LOL Good night all, sleep well and pick up a book. It is good for the soul and the mind. =)