Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a Berretta, a blowtorch, and a submachine gun...grenades optional

New York Times best-selling author Stephen King lends his considerable talent to Entertainment Weekly and to the topic of "manfiction," a term coined by his son Joe Hill, a best-selling author in his own right. King opines that, "to misquote Mark Twain, reports of the male reader's death have been greatly exaggerated." King backs up his opinion with a solid description of some of the greatest characters in men's fiction ever written. Elmore Leonard, Robert B. Parker, Jonathan Kellerman, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, John D. Macdonald, and Lee Child all make the list of King's recommended manfiction. King's article goes on to say that these authors and their characters "satisfy the most elemental male daydream, which is at bottom quite sweet: to ramble around and help out when help is needed. Possibly with a Beretta, a blowtorch, and a submachine gun.
Grenades optional. "

Check out Stephen King's Entertainment Weekly article, What a Guy Wants, AND some of these books!

Happy Reading!

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