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 -
"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.