Stephen King’s Favorites

My favorite of the “Bests Lists” are the ones put together by individuals, rather than committee, and you can’t get much more individual than Stephen King. In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, he lists his ten favorites of the year. Of course, he gives nods to several horror authors, but it’s intriguing to see what he reads outside the genre, including his single nonfiction pick, Nixonland.

His top pick? All the works by British thriller/suspense author Robert Goddard. He came across the author by accident and wrote about him in Paste magazine earlier this fall.

Bantam has been reissuing Goddard’s books in trade paperback. Beyond Recall is coming in February and Name to a Face in June. King doesn’t highlight specific titles, but the cover of In Pale Batallions is featured on the Web site.

Beyond Recall

by Robert Goddard

  • Paperback: $12; 368 pages
  • Publisher: Delta; Reprint edition (February 24, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0385341148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385341141

Name to a Face

by Robert Goddard

  • Paperback: $12; 352 pages
  • Publisher: Delta; Reprint edition (June 23, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0385342179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385342179

In Pale Battalions

by Robert Goddard

  • Paperback: $12; 368 pages
  • Publisher: Delta (May 29, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0385339208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385339209

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