Stephen King helps you plan your summer reading schedule by listing his top 7 favorites:
1. Shatter by Michael Robotham
"Gideon Tyler, the deranged villain of this exceptional suspense novel, is a devil so persuasive he's able to talk his victims into killing themselves."
2. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
The first book in Stephenson's Baroque Cycle -- you will find a "stirring account of how rational scientific thought was born......with swashbucling pirates ... and a smart and beautiful young woman liberated from slavery."
3. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
"Here's the best spy novel I've read that wasn't written by John le Carre.
4. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
"His most sentimental, absorbing, delightful novel...and yes, you will like it."
5. Drood by Dan Simmons
"Simmons is always good, but Drood is a masterwork of narrative suspense."
6. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
You will "fall head over heels in love with the hard-boiled detective novel, which is narrated by the P.I.'s smart mongrel sidekick."
7. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
"It's a legal/medical thriller, but at bottom it's a story about the American heart of darkness; a small-town marriage under stress."
Read all King's comments about each title at the Entertainment Weekly website.