Neil Low: Summer Reads

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Reads

What is on your reading list this summer? I'd love to hear what you are reading. Post your summer reads in the comment section. ~Neil

. . .. . . When Neil Low hangs up his day-job hat as a Seattle cop, the Snohomish man sits down to write thrilling police mysteries. He said everyone falsely assumes he reads Raymond Chandler. Instead, these books are on his summer list:

"Mystic River," by Dennis Lehane: After seeing the Clint Eastwood movie adapted from the books, Low said he wanted to sample Lehane's writing.

"Ford County," by John Grisham: Low likes Grisham's "wonderful way of telling stories."

"Selected Stories of O. Henry," by O. Henry: Short stories are what we learned to read and appreciate in school, Low said. "O. Henry's have those wonderful ironic endings."

"Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad: The classic story about a river trip that explores the darker side of the human experience.

You can read the complete Everett Herald article here: Three Snohomish County authors pick books


Blogger Assistant Thief said...

Just finished East on Sunset:A Crime Novel by Ken Mercer. Perfect summer read. Fast-paced. Suspenseful. A page turner from beginning to end.

And on the list: Moonwalking with Einstein (Joshua Foer). Of Human Bondage (Maugham--I just read The Painted Veil) Peace Like a River (Leif Enger) The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) by Peter Sagal.

And of course, this fall, I'll be delving in to the 1940's with Unholy Alliance (Neil Low) and City of Secrets (Kelli Stanley)

June 30, 2011 at 9:11 AM  

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