Friday, February 06, 2009

Leave it to Steve

..."I think that has some kind of formative influence the same way reading Richard Matheson had an influence on me," King explains. "People always say to me, 'Well, what about H.P. Lovecraft?' And the thing was, you read Lovecraft when you were a kid but I never felt that he was speaking my language. It was chillier than my heart was, and when Matheson started to write about ordinary people and stuff, that was something that I wanted to do. I said, 'This is the way to do it. He’s showing the way.' I think that I serve that purpose for some writers, and that’s a good thing. Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good."

1 comment:

Egram said...

I actually agree, stephenie is not a very good writer, you will immeditaly notice by the event sequencing on her novels. The lines are even worst, but the stories are good. Lets take a look at twilight, the reason people are buying the twilight saga books, is because the movie got the correct elements already such as improved lines of the actors, and the improved sequencing, if it hadnt been with the movie, the book wouldnt have been a success.