He is a great story teller, I will give him that. The ideas? Not too original, the writing? I prefer something a bit more robust if I am already commiting to an author's work, something a bit more elaborated. But the stories? There he truly shines, is really in his element, has the home advantage.
He knows how to create that unseen tension you have between characters, between a character and the world around it and the tension inside the character. And tension is what creates movement, what creates motion, energy, a spark.