By covering this article, we once again, close the book on the "Pop of King" entries. It's for real this time, I swear. There won't be some instance 3 years down the line where another article pops up that I need to discuss. As we are closing the book, it's fitting that this article, like the last one, discusses books or, more importantly, offers some recommendations.
It's a pretty diverse list. Even Charles Dickens manages to get a spot on the list. Generally, when you think of summer reads, you aim for something more current, but I guess there's nothing wrong with pushing a classic every once in a while.
As is often the case with King's book recommendations, there are some unfamiliar names as well as more recognizable ones. Both Neal Stephenson and Jodi Piccoult get name dropped, but authors like Dan Simmons, Olen Steinhauer, and Michael Robotham get something of a signal boost.
Alas, I am not in the market for new reads as my to-read list is beyond over-stuffed for the time being. Still, between this and the last article, people who are in the market for a new book to dive in to should have more than enough in the way of options. From the way King describes them, more than a few do sound rather intriguing, so they should be worth checking out.
There's not really a whole lot more to say on this one. Going through each book one by one really wouldn't accomplish a whole lot as I haven't read any of them myself and would have nothing to add. More than that, it gives you incentive to check out King's list for yourself to see what catches your eye.
So with that, the "Pop of King" coverage is officially done. With King's next book not due out until mid-November, the focus here is going to turn to the comics. I mentioned on Twitter that I've dived into the expanded edition of "The Stand", and as I said there, that's going to take me a while. Of course, there's also episodes of "Under the Dome"...yay? Maybe the upcoming season of "Haven" will make up for it, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.