Have you tried Alfred Hitchcock or Edgar Allen Poe?Both have some interesting yarns to spin.I was reading a book about raven behavior at McDonald's this week,and one of the employees kept sweeping closer and closer to my table trying to read my book title. He finally worked up the nerve to ask me if I was reading Poe, as he loves him.I told him no, but that I had read pretty much everything he wrote in the past(loved "The Tell-Tale Heart and "Fall of the House of Usher" and of course, the poem "The Raven").My grandfather gave me a book of Alfred Hitchcock stories when I was about 10.Alas, I lost it years ago:(
I also like Micheal Crichton and love Stephen King(but man, his books sure don't translate to the screen-I about died laughing watching "Tommyknockers").I read a really sexycool book about werewolves about a year ago, but I can't for the life of me remember who wrote it or what the title was!
I absolutely love to read! I like Ayn Rand,Mark Twain,Lucy Maude Montgomery("The Blue Castle"),Sinclair Lewis, Tolstoy("The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories" is my fave),John Grisham, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Terry McMillan,the Bronte sisters,Scott O'Dell, Jack London,Madeline L'Engle, LaVyrle Spencer, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Heinlein, Arthur Conan Doyle(everything Sherlock),Nathaniel Hawthorne,Henry David Thorough,Laura Ingalls Wilder, Gary Paulsen, and Dr Seus, amongst many others. My nine year-old and I share a common love of Shakespeare (he has collected Shakespeare stuff since he was five).I particularly like "Othello" and "The Tempest", and "Sonnet 116".
I savored "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand this winter.A great read about controlling societies!
Another book that's really made me think is "Women Who Run With the Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
I want to read "Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus", and some of Anne Rice's stuff my next break from school.