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Stephen King Speaks Out About Twilight

His take on Meyer’s writing

When it comes to Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, you can’t say Stephen King’s a fan.

King said in an interview with USA Weekend, “Both [J.K.] 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.”

Ouch.

He goes on to explain the draw surrounding Meyer’s series: “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 exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because it’s not overtly sexual.”

Source: USA Weekend