I am going to try something I have never attempted before, and that is to review a book of short stories.

I am going to take some help from Joe Hill on this because he did such a great job of discussing how he came up with some of the…

Stephen King has written many breathtaking, chilling works, but The Institute is one of his scariest simply because of the reality involved.


The Institute depicts monsters that aren’t supernatural, but instead, look just like you and me. In this review, I’ll give an overview of this novel without spoilers while expressing my opinion about his latest thriller.

I have read most of Mr. King’s book, and this can stand toe-to-toe with the…

James Patterson, never a dull moment!

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I absolutely love the versatility and imagination of James Patterson's novels. Regardless of your preference in reading material, James Patterson has something for you. …

My October recommended book is Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.

The release of Doctor Sleep was 30 October 2019, to coincide with Halloween. If you have not read the book, I would suggest you do so. The book, of course, is much better than the movie, though I recommend both.

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Ashley Bell is an excellent read; a book I could not put down. Although I was a little confused at first by what was happening, I was hooked, right from the very beginning. When things cleared up, and I became familiar with the characters, I was compelled to keep reading.

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John Grisham is one of my favorite authors. His books hold my attention from beginning to end. Most of his novels are courtroom dramas, but almost all contain suspense. Get your no spoiler, must-read Grisham Novel recommendations and buy the book here.

#10 — Camino Island

2017. Camino Island is a novel about the…

Twenty-five real-world years after John Grisham’s first novel, Grisham takes us back to Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi.

Three book years after Jake Brigance successfully defended a black man accused of murdering the two white men that raped and killed his daughter in A Time to Kill, Grisham renews his story of Jake and Judge Attlee. We slide back into Clanton as if we never left. …

Some are saying this is the best Patterson book since “The President Is Missing,” while some others say do not buy the Audible version because the pronunciation is terrible and they were too distracted by that to enjoy the story. The by-line of this one sounds as if Clinton could…

As a John Grisham fan, I was eager to read this crime action drama, The Rooster Bar.

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Grisham’s readers often expect a fast-paced story with vivid characters and a plot filled with thrilling twists and turns, and this book does not disappoint.

Warning: Possible mild spoilers in this review

Some background

The Rooster Bar is a sharp criticism of today’s educational, financial, and immigration systems. Grisham savages the shady…

Image from Amazon, the eight covers of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series

King’s novels were my gateway drug to the written word

Stephen King’s books were like a gateway drug for me. Introducing me to a world of reading that I hadn’t explored before I discovered his novels. While his books often get labeled horror or suspense, he has written many that do not fit those categories. …

Steve Dalton

I am a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. I read a lot, and I tell my friends about what I’ve read.

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