Cretin said:I don't agree with that at all, although King is by no means a perfect writer.
I also think you have a hot air balloon head. Someone should prick that.
You quote and try to make a mockery of me, but instead of examples or citations you use blank, smartass commentary.
Actually, his memoir is amusing and helpful.
For one thing, my favorite, it disdains flowery language: if there's something brown and stinky in the toilet, just call it shit. I think that's a great lesson.
Also, The Gunslinger book is terse as a desert.
- but he is undeserving of your moronic diatribe.
King is among the best selling authors ever and winner of the Nobel Prize.
I'd take his advice over a wannabe elitest forum urchin any day.
And horror is not dead. Ever read Edward Lee or Carlton Mellick III? Oh, I didn't think so.
sirmyk said:…and even The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters... but a Nobel?
I think the Cretin's mistaken.
If you are a reader and haven't tried a few of Stephen Kings books I think you are doing yourself a serious disservice.
You can't go wrong with Carrie, Salem's Lot, the Dark Tower series, the Shaw Shank Redemption, etc etc.