Trolling around the local Borders, I came across a new Stephen King book, The Colorado Kid. I hadn’t read any reviews about it and the back cover didn’t give many details about the plot. I had no idea what it was about, except that it was apparently a new noir detecive book by King.
I like King but I haven’t read anything by him in years. But I picked it up and bought it. Just like that. It helped that it was only five bucks (it’s a paperback).
It felt strange to buy a book without knowing anything about it. I love Vonnegut, but I won’t just buy anything from the guy, and I didn’t buy his new book. But, somehow, Stephen King + new + noir + detective story = done deal!
What about you — is there an author whose book you would buy, sight unseen? Why, or why not?