Don't like the man but his books have excellent reviews so may give this a try seeing as it is free.
'Critics will complain . . . but all that is to overlook the essential genius of the man. His novels are so appealing because they are so personal. He seems to believe in them and, fairly or unfairly, the are like a window on his soul. Their absurdities are his absurdities, their triumphs his. It is easy to poke fun at them, just as it is easy to poke fun at him, but look at the figures. Look at the pleasure the novels have given.'
--Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph
‘A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas’