Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Dan Simmons newer books are doorstoppers, but he is probably one of the best American authors.
His book on Dickens is a page turner, despite it's seemingly unusual theme...
His book Song of Kali is a shocking look at the city of Calcutta. Though he is labeled horror or fiction, his modern books are really not rooted in those genres.
Genres can be so borderline sometimes, fictional horror has more atmosophere than film IMO because the immagination has to play a larger part and no two people will see the words in the same visual way.
As long as they're not as bad as a Salman Rushdie book I had to read during my degree, they'll be okay.