I heard they helped proofread some of his books but I guess since the Shining was earlier in his career it makes more senseHis children didn't read all his books. Owen said around the time they were promoting Sleeping Beauties that he never had read The Shining until recently.
He's not really the type of writer who writes for his children primarily I think, the way some writers start. Maybe some of his books, like Eyes of the Dragon, but not the majority I think.
I'm aware that Carrie has a strong sexual element, but as I said: in his later work I find the sex more gratuitous - in Carrie it serves a clear function. And as I explained it's not sex scenes or nudity per se, it's more that he tends to approach things much more from a sexual angle: comparing things to sex, references to sex. Doctor Sleep is a clear example: not only are the True Knot watching porn to confuse Abra, but Dan is aware that he may come across as a paedophile in contacting the girl. And then there is the scene early on with Hallorann's grandfather coming back from the dead and lying on the boy's bed naked inviting him for sex.His debut novel opened with naked teenage girls in a shower. If anything, he's toned down the sex stuff if you ask me.
Oh DJ . . .bumpachickabowbow I can hear you now . . . . bumpachickabowbow . . .I could really run with this but I'll stop!I hear what you're saying. I'm not offended by it at all either as long as it is a vital part of the plot or story.
I've said this a bazillion times on here, but if sex is thrown in just for shock value, I think the author failed. But, I'm not sure I've noticed Stephen has increased the bumpachickabowbow in his stories.
I don't know a lot about 'grooming' young people but isn't this what is done to the victims of child sexual abuse?For example, in Doctor Sleep the True Knot are watching porn movies to throw Abra off-balance with the images - the idea is quite absurd.
I don't see how that's connected...
They were trying to disturb her (that is just the way I see it) or perhaps he was illustrating just how terrible/evil the True Knot was.I don't see how that's connected...
My point is that I don't get why they're watching porn as a kind of diversion technique. It's just so bizarre, and bizarre in a silly way, not a good way.
But it couldn't disturb her, because she was just too young to really understand it. The images just seemed odd to her, they had no real effect on her. Why would they think it would disturb her?They were trying to disturb her (that is just the way I see it) or perhaps he was illustrating just how terrible/evil the True Knot was.