Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Horror recommendations from Stephen King



Stephen King’s fiction recommendations (he frequently touts books that he likes) have been mixed in the past—at least in my experience. Publishers often ask King to give blurbs and endorsements; and that tends to skew things.

That all said, I learned about the work of the late William Gay (a Southern Gothic writer) through King’s mention of him. Gay doesn't have a large body of work; but everything that I’ve read from him has met my expectations, and then some.

Stephen King, for all his faults, legitimately cares about the integrity of fiction. I don't believe that he would allow his name to be associated with a real turkey of a novel.