Tell Me What You’re Reading #5: Maya Prohovnik - a Stephen King “Superfan”! + Detective tales and Maya’s “favorite book of all time”, Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time.
. Maya’s enthusiasm and reverence (love) for Stephen King jumps off the page (or out of the podcast): horror, romance, character development, magical experiences, clowns, music and 11/22/63 time travel.
Maya’s own podcast Derry Connection: A Stephen King Podcast. (which connects the characters in King’s enormous body of work; one serious undertaking). and the coverage provided on Maya’s website, The Derry Connection present clear evidence of her passion.
Maya also discusses her newly acquired taste for detective tales, The Deadly Sin series among them, and her “favorite book of all time”, Children of Time, an epic “soft sci-fi” tale involving scientists, spaceships, inventions, serums, a barrel full of monkeys and also spiders.
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What Maya is reading . . .
In our discussion, Maya refers to just a very few of the Stephen King books she has read and loves, starting with Christine, and also Carrie, Cujo, The Dark Tower, Lisey’s Story, It, 11/22/63, Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, and The Running Man. For reviews for these books and others by SK check out the extensive coverage provided on Maya’s website, The Derry Connection, and on her podcast Derry Connection: A Stephen King Podcast. Both are highly recommended!
Maya occasionally takes a break from SK and recently enjoyed . . .
The First Deadly Sin, Lawrence Sanders
Review The Rap Sheet
Maya’s “favorite book of all time” is . . .
Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky
Review/ Arthur C Clarke Award The Guardian
and more . . .
I mentioned during our discussion that Stephen King published a list of the songs he listened to while writing 11/22/63. I put those songs on a Spotify Playlist 11/22/63 Spotify Playlist
“The More Intelligent End of Crime Fiction”
I also mentioned two works that have been referred to me as “the more intelligent end of crime fiction”. (Thanks to Tyler at Oak Pizzeria in Hudson, New York.)
After Dark My Sweet, Jim Thompson
Film Review Roger Ebert (hard to find a book review for this old classic)
The Harlem Detective Series, Chester Himes
The Harlem Detective series of novels by Chester Himes comprises nine novels set in the 1950s and early 1960s:
Plan B (unfinished)