March 07, 2013
I just got finished reading Defending Jacob. While the plot was riveting, the dialogue and descriptions well done, I didn't like the book. It disturbed me. I've come to realize I don't like thrillers. I thought it was just a court drama but it was a thriller. Just like Stephen King. I think King is one of the best writers we have but I can't and won't read his books ( except On Writing which I love). King's novels scare and upset me too much. When I read I want to be uplifted, amused, transformed. I do not want to think that the human race is evil or sick. I want to see it redeemed. I want to read books and stories like the ones I write. Like ORANGE PEELS and COBBLESTONES, which readers tell me how moved they are by it, in a good way. You can still have twists and turns to the story line but it doesn't have to be bizarre.