In November when I was in
New York, I was invited to dinner by Peter and Susan Straub. Peter Straub is one of the most literate,
well-read, witty authors one ever have the pleasure of meeting. Over dinner on
West 81st Street we dissected the meaning of our dinner. The discussion of our
main course was captured on video and can now be seen on YouTube.
Peter has received many
awards over the years and a few of his well-known books include: Ghost
Story, Shadowlands, Koko, Mystery, The
Throat. And there are also a couple of novels that Peter co-authored
with Stephen King: The
Talisman and Black
Peter also stayed in the
Somerset Maugham Suite at the Oriental Hotel in 1983. His Bangkok connection
factors into his novel Koko. If you havenít read him, youíre missing out on
superb story-telling from a master of the craft.