The last book I read was Wilber Smith - The Quest.
This guy just rips me to shreds with his graphic detail descriptions and super-emotional tone which runs at a consistent fast pace. The amount of times I woke up in the morning with a headache was amazing. I couldn't stop.
One negative point though, The Quest got a bit "magical" for my liking. Too much divine activity and powers etc. I liked the earlier in the series better - raw, gory and great!
The almost bland prose being engaged to tell such a gory, dirty story worked exceptionally well. Usually I don't like punctuation being omitted, but it seemed appropriate in telling the story of no-nonsense country men.
Gripping, although it began to wane by the end.
It was pretty good not as good as some of his other stuff. But one of the story's in it was 'The Forbidden' which the movie candyman was made after.And i was terrified of it when i was young. After reading the story it was such a let down, not even worth reading that story in the book.
I had two on the go: Tricks of the Mind - Derren Brown and The Stone Boudoir - Theresa Maggio
Brown's book was quite interesting - covering topics such as hypnosis, NLP, psychic ability etc, but toward the end I found Brown really smug and irritating. I have seen his show live though and he's fabulous. Just not keen on his preachy tone in his writing.
Maggio's 'The Stone Boudoir' is her personal account of her travels to Sicily - the birth place of her parents. She visits the small, unknown mountain villages that 'turn their back on the sea'. Very easy to read - short chapters, short paragraphs - little nuggets of stories and descriptions of the places and the people. Really lovely book.