We’ll be talking about Stephen King as always during the October Horrorfest here on the blog. I figured I might as well jump in a couple of days early, since I don’t seem to be able to keep to any of the deadlines I set for myself.
King was recently quoted on Stephenie Meyer and Twilight. I don’t know the man but he always strikes me as generous, kind, and usually highly complimentary of other authors.
For instance, he has raved about the Harry Potter books. But here’s Stephen King on Twilight:
“Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”
And on Meyer, from 2009:
“The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn,” he said. “She’s not very good.”