In 1993, Scott Smith wowed readers withA Simple Plan
, his stunning debut thriller about what happens when three men find a wrecked plane and bag stuffed with over 4 million dollars--a book thatStephen King
called "Simply the best suspense novel of the year!" Now, thirteen years after writing a novel that turned into apretty great movie
featuring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton, Smith is back, withThe Ruins
, a horror-thriller about four Americans traveling in Mexico who stumble across a nightmare in the jungle. Who better to tell readers if Smith has done it again than the undisputed King of Horror (and champion of Smith's first book)? We asked Stephen King to readThe Ruins
and give us his take. Check out his review below.--Daphne Durham
Guest Reviewer: Stephen King Stephen King is the author of too many bestselling books to name here, but some of our favorites include: Cell, The Stand, On Writing, The Shining, and the entire Dark Tower series. King also received the National Book Foundation 2003 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, has had many movies and television miniseries adapted from his novels, short stories, and screenplays, and is a regular columnist for Entertainment Weekly. Keep your eyes peeled for Lisey's Story (October 2006), a new television series on TNT based on Nightmares & Dreamscapes (July 2007), and a graphic novel series based on the Dark Tower books coming from Marvel (2007).
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