Stephen King Disses Stephanie Meyer, James Patterson

Stephen King interviewed in USA Weekend:

“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.”

“Somebody who’s a terrific writer who’s been very, very successful is Jodi Picoult. You’ve got Dean Koontz, who can write like hell. And then sometimes he’s just awful. It varies. James Patterson is a terrible writer but he’s very very successful.”

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  • frank

    Stephen King got owned, James Patterson not only show his dignity by not replying to the accusations, but proved a better writer when he sold almost double as Stephen King

  • frank

    Stephen King got owned, James Patterson not only show his dignity by not replying to the accusations, but proved a better writer when he sold almost double as Stephen King

  • tony

    ok frank your a retard. stephen king would beat james patterson's ass. how about we put series against series and see which is better, the dark tower series vs the Maximum Ride series. even if it was just book vs book stephen king is better. plus he's correct, james pattersoon nd stephenie meyers cant write at all.

  • Punkrockersrule

    I personally like James Patterson better. Stephen takes to long in my opinion. Plus I want to know what gives Stephen King the write to call someone a terrible writer. If thats the case the Stephen,to me,is a terrible writer

  • JP_4ever

    Stephen King is a nutter. He's just saying this because his glory days are over. His writing is very obsolete and pain in the ass. He don't have the right to say “terrible” to anyone. He's not taht good and he's not perfect!!!! Dumb-ass Stephen king!!!

  • Dave

    frank,
    Your an idiot. Patterson has a staff of ghost writers. He doesn't write his own books anymore.

  • StupidWritersAreStupid

    I like James Patterson. He is a good writer, although he is losing his touch with the children’s series’. And, if it’s true he doesn’t write his own books, I lost a little respect for him there. But Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club books are great series’. I also agree, though, that Pennywise the Dancing Clown could take down Fang, any day. Stephen King is a better writer, but I think that this was a stupid move to comment on other writers. It leads me to believe that he’s just an attention whore.

  • Guest

    stephen king is brilliant, and in case anyone’s forgotten or doesn’t know, shawshank redemption? stand by me? the green mile? while also pretty great films, these are also beautifully written stories written by king.

    personally, i prefer a nice paced story where the author takes the time to weave in great imagery and character development; james patterson makes me feel like i’m on a broken rollercoaster. also, what the hell is up with his profuse use of quotations?

  • Guest

    stephen king is brilliant, and in case anyone’s forgotten or doesn’t know, shawshank redemption? stand by me? the green mile? while also pretty great films, these are also beautifully written stories written by king.

    personally, i prefer a nice paced story where the author takes the time to weave in great imagery and character development; james patterson makes me feel like i’m on a broken rollercoaster. also, what the hell is up with his profuse use of quotations?

  • Healthmain

    So I’m commenting on a two year old story. Someone gave me a Patterson book not too long ago. I finally broke down and tried to read it. Wow, it was horrible. I didn’t expect it to be particularly good, but I didn’t expect to put it down after around 80 pages.

    Okay, it opens with a really grisly murder scene. He has to tell you how grisly it is over and over by the fact that the protagonist was called in… The looks on the people’s faces tell you it’s going to be bad…. Okay whatever. It’s a really cruel murder of an entire family.

    Next another murder kidnapping style. A lot of pages to set up the next action scene. Then something blows up and there is a big car chase scene. Of course the bad guy gets a way by jumping over a fence.

    Finally there is a meeting with the CIA. Of course they tell our D.C. Metro detective nothing, so he stalks one of the CIA men until he tells the detective that the killer has gone to Nigeria.

    So what does our local police officer do? Oh yeah, you guessed it. He takes vacation time to pursue the killer alone in a foreign land. GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Book hits the floor.

  • Healthmain

    So I’m commenting on a two year old story. Someone gave me a Patterson book not too long ago. I finally broke down and tried to read it. Wow, it was horrible. I didn’t expect it to be particularly good, but I didn’t expect to put it down after around 80 pages.

    Okay, it opens with a really grisly murder scene. He has to tell you how grisly it is over and over by the fact that the protagonist was called in… The looks on the people’s faces tell you it’s going to be bad…. Okay whatever. It’s a really cruel murder of an entire family.

    Next another murder kidnapping style. A lot of pages to set up the next action scene. Then something blows up and there is a big car chase scene. Of course the bad guy gets a way by jumping over a fence.

    Finally there is a meeting with the CIA. Of course they tell our D.C. Metro detective nothing, so he stalks one of the CIA men until he tells the detective that the killer has gone to Nigeria.

    So what does our local police officer do? Oh yeah, you guessed it. He takes vacation time to pursue the killer alone in a foreign land. GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Book hits the floor.

  • Healthmain

    So I’m commenting on a two year old story. Someone gave me a Patterson book not too long ago. I finally broke down and tried to read it. Wow, it was horrible. I didn’t expect it to be particularly good, but I didn’t expect to put it down after around 80 pages.

    Okay, it opens with a really grisly murder scene. He has to tell you how grisly it is over and over by the fact that the protagonist was called in… The looks on the people’s faces tell you it’s going to be bad…. Okay whatever. It’s a really cruel murder of an entire family.

    Next another murder kidnapping style. A lot of pages to set up the next action scene. Then something blows up and there is a big car chase scene. Of course the bad guy gets a way by jumping over a fence.

    Finally there is a meeting with the CIA. Of course they tell our D.C. Metro detective nothing, so he stalks one of the CIA men until he tells the detective that the killer has gone to Nigeria.

    So what does our local police officer do? Oh yeah, you guessed it. He takes vacation time to pursue the killer alone in a foreign land. GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Book hits the floor.

  • Healthmain

    So I’m commenting on a two year old story. Someone gave me a Patterson book not too long ago. I finally broke down and tried to read it. Wow, it was horrible. I didn’t expect it to be particularly good, but I didn’t expect to put it down after around 80 pages.

    Okay, it opens with a really grisly murder scene. He has to tell you how grisly it is over and over by the fact that the protagonist was called in… The looks on the people’s faces tell you it’s going to be bad…. Okay whatever. It’s a really cruel murder of an entire family.

    Next another murder kidnapping style. A lot of pages to set up the next action scene. Then something blows up and there is a big car chase scene. Of course the bad guy gets a way by jumping over a fence.

    Finally there is a meeting with the CIA. Of course they tell our D.C. Metro detective nothing, so he stalks one of the CIA men until he tells the detective that the killer has gone to Nigeria.

    So what does our local police officer do? Oh yeah, you guessed it. He takes vacation time to pursue the killer alone in a foreign land. GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Book hits the floor.

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