Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Dennis Lehane's summer reading

Last month USA Today asked a few writers--including Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella, Andy Borowitz, and others--what they were reading this summer.

Click here to review the entire list.

Here are Dennis Lehane's picks:

Smonk by Tom Franklin: "Franklin writes like an archangel on a crank binge. I've waited three years for his follow-up to Hell at the Breech so I'm pretty geeked up for this one."

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell: "Woodrell is the least-known major writer in the country right now. I don't even know what this novel's about, but I'm going to buy it the day it's published."

Haven't read Lehane's Mystic River yet? Put it on your summer reading list--at the top of your list.

--Marshal Zeringue