Some of my favorite Stephen King works are his short stories and novellas. He seems to write better endings
And, I finished Inkheart last night and enjoyed it enough that I'll be reading the sequel. Then, I picked up The Last of the Mohicans (can you believe I never had to read this in school?), and read the first page. And, based on that one page, I know that I am going to love it! I also have a copy of The Number Devil: An Adventure in Mathematics- we got a bunch shipped to school for the other teachers, but I snagged one to read.
And, an off-topic about Heath: Someone told me today that his family found out through the media reports. They hadn't even been notified before it hit the news