Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stephen King Vs. Stephanie Meyer

Dear Me,

I just read that horror fiction author Stephen King reprehend Twilight star author Stephanie Meyer for her writing ability. According to
Stephen King, Stephanie Meyer "can't write worth a darn."

Although I've been attempting since last year to read the Twilight series, I've been wondering if she was really that good since her books have been riding the bestsellers hitlist for quite a time now.

Stephen King also pointed out that while J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter series fame was a "terrific writer," Stephanie Meyer, on the other hand, "can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."

He also said that there were terrible writers and yet they were successful.

Why is that? Actually, the credit goes to these terrible writers' works: their stories, its pace and the thrill and excitement their tales evoke to readers.

I think Stephen King is just allowed to criticize his fellow writers but he probably should have gone soft with his comments to Meyer. For aspiring writers, his criticism may strike hard in the heart.

On the other hand, Meyer can take it positively. I think it's constructive criticism at best. For an author like King, newbie Meyer can look up to him and the other writers before her.


sumthinblue said...

I'm with Stephen King :D

Read all four in the Twilight Saga and I felt I wasted my time...

Fran said...

I haven't read Twilight and although I'm into vampire stuff, I can't bring myself to read those books pronto. Hmm.

Stephen King is unquestionably a fave of mine. :)

J. Kaye said...

He did say that just about Meyer. He said the same thing about James Patterson and Koontz was basically a hit and miss situation.

King has a habit of running off at the mouth. It's just his opinion. Doesn't mean it's true. No one made him God of Fiction Writing.

=( On him!

Fran said...

J.KAYE, I agree. It's his opinion alright. Everyone's entitled to.

Che said...

I think I'll agree with SK. It's not because I've been a fan of him ever since I can remember. It's just that, I've been forcibly lent a copy of "Twilight" and it still seats on my shelf, unfinished. I am somewhere on that part where Bella met Jacob in the reservations (or conservations?) but I seem not to get enthused to go on.

I just thought, too, like sumthinblue, that I'm wasting my time.

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