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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 Well-Known Member

    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 Original Kiwi© SKMB® 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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