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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Stephen King is in grumpy old man mode and we love him!!!

 Stephen King in an interview with The Guardian newspaper took a shot at both the Twilight series and mega  a 2008 review of Suzanne Collins' first book for Entertainment Weekly, King confessed that he "couldn't stop reading" the novel. And yet King had this to say in the Guardian interview - 
selling Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels. Whilst this was not surprising since King's dislike of the Twilight series is well known it was a surprise for him to also have a go at The Hunger Games.

 "I read Twilight and didn't feel any urge to go on with her. I read The Hunger Games and didn't feel an urge to go on. It's not unlike The Running Man, which is about a game where people are actually killed and people are watching: a satire on reality TV. I read Fifty Shades Of Grey and felt no urge to go on. They call it mommy porn, but it's not really mommy porn. It is highly charged, sexually driven fiction for women who are, say, between 18 and 25. But a golden age of horror? I wouldn't say it is. I can't think of any books right now that would be comparable to The Exorcist." Stephen King 

The interview, which can be read HERE, is an interesting in-depth look King and his work.


Elizabeth Foxwell said...

There's a new edition of the gothic classic _The Monk_ (1796) from Valancourt Books with an introduction by King:

Davieboy said...

I think Stephen King is enjoying a renaissance and as good as he ever was. I heartily recommend Joyland - haven't read Doctor Sleep yet. His 22-11-63 was really fab, one of his best ever.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

I also loved Joyland and 22 11 63. The short collection full dark, no stars was also special. Have Doctor Sleep on my TBR pile