I have certain books, novels, purchased over the years which I have read more than once. I also dip into them just to re-visit certain passages. These books include –
‘The Crimson Petal and the White’ by Michel Faber, ‘Once’ by James Herbert, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ by John O’Brien, ‘Tipping the Velvet’ by Sarah Waters, and my most recent ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by Stieg Larsson (to be followed by his other two books).
They all give me satisfaction. Well written with excellent characterisation.
My escape reading includes several well known American thriller writers, including Jeffery Deaver, and, Michael Connelly.
What I find aggravating are books where the plot has unfolded but the author goes on and on. Is it the author or the publisher who does not consider the book lengthy enough?