I’ve recently completed the final book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. Seven books and thousands of pages later, I can only say, “Ka [fate, destiny] is a wheel.” If you haven’t read any of these — and you particularly like long, epic stories — then you should read these (even if you don’t consider yourself a fan). Start at the beginning with “The Gunslinger“, which opens with the memorable line:
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
To me, at least, very possibly the equal of “Call me Ishmael.”
Now I’ve moved on to “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time“, a book I have been wanting to read for some time and have only just begun. It’s about an autistic boy who sets out to solve a murder mystery — the death of a neighborhood dog. So far, it’s fascinating. I’ll keep you posted.