Jack King

Jack King Author

Jack King author

As a former top-secret government courier, Jack King was privy to all the ins and outs of covert maneuvering on a global scale. He has turned his work experience into a series of novels that resonate with authenticity. The corridors of power, with their backstabbing, greed and corruption, form a focus point of Jack’s books: Agents of Change, WikiJustice, The Black Vault, and The Fifth Internationale.

Some of his favorite books include:

Adventure: The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Adventure, Historical: Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
Espionage, Adventure: The Monte Cristo Cover-Up, Johannes Mario Simmel
Espionage, Suspense: The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
Fantasy, Mysticism, Occult: The Fiery Angel, Valery Bryusov
Murder Mystery: Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Romance, Drama: Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Romance, Psychological: The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Science Fiction: People Like Gods Trilogy, Sergei Snegov
Science Fiction” The Lunar Trilogy, Jerzy Żuławski
Social Issues, Politics, Religion: Resurrection, Leo Tolstoy
Social Issues: Germinal, Emile Zola
Stream-of-consciousness: Hopscotch, Julio Cortazar
War, Drama: Destiny of a Man, Mikhail Sholokhov
War, Anti-War: War is a Racket, Smedley Butler, Major General, US Marines
War, Anti-War: All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
War, Humor: Good Soldier Svejk, Jaroslav Hasek
War, Stupidity, Absurdity: 08/15, Hans Hellmuth Kirst

The list of his favorite authors continues, and is not limited to:

Louis Aragon, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Heinrich Böll, Yuri Bondarev, Jorge Luis Borges, Valery Brusov, Italo Calvino, Elias Canetti, Alejo Carpentier, Louis Ferdinand Celine, Cervantes, Joseph Conrad, Julio Cortazar, Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, Carlos Dominguez, Feodor Dostoevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Ilya Ehrenburg, Anatol France, Max Frisch, Carlos Fuentes, Jean Genet, Andre Gide, Maxim Gorky, Herman Hesse, Victor Hugo, Mikhail Lermontov, Malcolm Lowry, Thomas Mann, Alerto Moravia, Robert Musil, Marcel Proust, Valentin Rasputin, Erich Maria Remarque, Romain Rolland, Ernesto Sabato, Jean-Paul Sartre, Luis Sepulveda, Mikhail Sholokhov, Leo Tolstoy, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Emile Zola… and pretty much anything from Latin American magical realism.

How does a thriller writer reconcile such reading tastes with his own writing? What better way to find out than to read:

Agents of Change

The Black Vault

WikiJustice

The Fifth Internationale
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