^I love reading Stephen King. He has such a great writing style. I read and love The Dark Tower series ("The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."
), but it was a long time ago... I'd read it again, but it's such a commitment! Of his, I also read The Stand, It, Under the Dome, Cell (this one wasn't very good...
), Duma Key--I might be forgetting some. To be honest I don't even think his stories are very good, but his writing is a pleasure to read.
My favorite book, though: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, Alexandre Dumas.
I also liked Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Didn't care all that much for the stories or the characters, but I really enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the architecture, building techniques, and daily life. The "Dark Ages" is such a misunderstood period of time! Many great advances were made during that time, not just during the Renaissance.
I might read the Ender's series next--I think it's time I read something other than Stephen King! (Although, a cursory glance at Wikipedia just now tells me Ender's might be a bigger commitment than I'm in for...) If not, I'll read Le Comte again, brush up on my French.
(I'm so wordy... Why couldn't I just write a list like everyone else?)
(Edit: by the way, my screen name is from the Dark Tower. "Even the dead would run from Blaine, if they could..."