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Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Kurben, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. jt0565

    jt0565 Well-Known Member

    I've read great reviews of Stephanie Myers work so I tried the first one. I have read more compelling literature on bathroom walls than that book. I don't Mr. King will ever get a fair shake because of his subject material but in my opinion is the most influential writer (American or otherwise) since 1970.
     
  2. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Rooster Booster

    Too paraphrase Harry Callaghan( in a round-about way), "the people making decisions have arses the same shape as the seats they sit in"; politicians, critics ( both movie and literary), the mover's and shaker's of popular culture all have agendas. I don't know how many books King has sold; but the proof is there, he is a good writer because people wouldn't be reading his books if they thought he wasn't. Mark.
     
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  3. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    Umm... I agree that SK is a good (great) writer. But if we are to rate authors based on how many people read them, then Stephanie Myers* (for instance) is one hell of a writer too!

    *I haven't read any of her books. Nor does it seem likely that I ever will.
     
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  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    If King wrote more stories involving supernaturally gifted Golden Retrievers and bourganvillae he wouldn't have this problem. :lol:
     
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  5. jt0565

    jt0565 Well-Known Member

    I agree with anything Dirty Harry Callahan says but unfortunately have to disagree that great book sales translate to a good writer. I will again refer to my lone experience with those stupid glittery vampire tales that Stephanie Myers writes. They have sold untold copies and spawned a movie franchise. If you ever read one of those books you will know exactly what I mean. If you haven't, please take my word for it and don't waste any of your life fumbling through.
     
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  6. jt0565

    jt0565 Well-Known Member

    I guess I shouldn't be slamming other writers here and apologize to those who have a different opinion of Stephanie Myers. Clearly there are tons of folks that would disagree with my assessment.
     
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  7. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I think you'd find we're all pretty even on this one... :biggrin2:
     
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  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I think her fan base is mostly teenage girls, but you are right - there are lots of girls out there with plenty of expendable income - so now Stephanie Myers is rich (I have never read her stuff, but I will take Stephen King's word when he says it is drivel).
     
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  9. KINGSMAN129

    KINGSMAN129 Well-Known Member

    Just because an author is RICH doesn't make them GOOD, & visa versa! We find ourselves in an age where any IDIOT with a computer and a wad of cash can have a book PUBLISHED if it has a plot to it at all, furthermore they will almost always find a group of idiots that ENJOY it, the QUESTION is if that group will be large enough with a big enough income to make that idiot "AUTHOR" rich! :)
     
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  10. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I started on the first. It is drivel.
     
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  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    what? sparkly vampires are not your "thing"? :m_bigwink: :lurve: :lol:
     
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  12. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    It is not so much the sparkliness but the language and the hollowness of the story that i didn't like. To me at least.;;D:sleeping:
     
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  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I was just pulling your leg Kurben - what made you even want to try to read her stuff? (just curious)
     
  14. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I thought so but..... And when it comes to why it had to to with me laying cooped up in a sickhome some years back. They had a very limited library soooo.... What is a man to do. Just look at the walls?
     
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  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Oh okay - I get it! I thought you had actually bought her book and read it just recently! :m_dizzy: :reading:
     
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  16. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    That thought wouldn't cross my mind. Rest easy. :joyous::m_cool:
     
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