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STEPHEN KING ATTACKS 'TWILIGHT' CREATOR MEYER

Steven Davies Posted: 2 June, 2009 at 22:02 PM GMT
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Horror author Stephen King has left nothing to the imagination when spilling his opinions over 'Twilight' creator Stephenie Meyer's writing abilities. During an interview with USA Weekend to promote his latest book King wasn't mincing any words when he stated that "She's not very good."

It all kicked off with a pretty run of the mill question where King was asked about the recent success stories of mainstream writers Meyer and J.K. Rowling.

"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephanie Meyer can't write worth a darn," he said. "She's not very good."

"People are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's very exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because they're not overtly sexual."

"A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that's a shorthand for all the feelings that they're not ready to deal with yet."

He did however have at least some decent words of praise for Brit author J.K Rowling of Harry Potter fame.

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Steven Davies Posted: 2 June, 2009 at 22:02 PM GMT
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