Friday, February 06, 2009

The dudes love him though

Stephen King has let fly recently and suddenly I have a lot more respect for him.

"King compared the Mormon author to JK Rowling, saying that both authors were "speaking directly to young people". "The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good," he told an interviewer from USA Weekend."

Naturally every prepubescent girl is pissed off enough to wonder who this Stephen King guy is.

It was only a few years ago that King himself was on the receiving end of similar statements from the literary types, and he was pretty forthright then too.

Posted by Dave

1 comment:

David said...

Well, except that I wouldn't say King was on the mark about J.K.Rowling, either. She's not really a terrific writer, just one who has managed to be right on the money about what kids want to read. Maybe that's the same thing? Maybe not.

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