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Book Recommendations 1

10/07/2013

Book recommendations from DFTBAN Staff Writer Jay

On Writing by Stephen King: A truly moving and revealing biography about the man behind such amazing books as It; Carrie; The Gunslinger; and The Stand, as well as a thorough study of the craft. This book has done more for me as far as influencing the way I look at my writing than anything else

Coach Fellas by Dr. Kelli Anne Malone. Sure, it’s written by my mom, but the book itself is fascinating. Equal parts a historical look at Irelands tourism industry and a sociological study of the working class tour guide, or ‘Coach Fella’ that is the lifeblood if the Irish heritage tourism industry.

The Art of How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell: This book is my favorite art book of all time, from my favorite all time animated feature. The artists at Dreamworks are amazing, and seeing the evolution of the characters throughout the films development is beautiful, and in certain cases, touching. Craig Ferguson’s introduction for the book shouldn’t be missed – I’ve typed it out and have it posted above my workspace.

The Belgariad and The Mallorean series by David Eddings: This might be cheating, since these are technically 10 different books…but what the heck. šŸ˜‰ High Fantasy done right. A great mix of humor, romance, action, sex, and good old fashioned magic. My favorite fantasy series, ever

~Jay

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