Stephen King Disparages the Brainlessness of Mainstream Titles Like "Twilight"
The world’s greatest horror writer has done it again! With the release of his new book, “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to “The Shining,” Stephen King spoke hard against recent entertainment franchises.
In an interview with The Guardian, the 66-year-old novelist was asked about the success and quality of smash-hit titles, such as the “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Fifty Shades” series. He responded with more than a little enthusiasm.
“I agree with Abra’s teacher friend [in Doctor Sleep] who calls ‘Twilight’ and books like it tweenager porn,” King says. “They’re really not about vampires and werewolves. They’re about how the love of a girl can turn a bad boy good.”
In response to a question about “The Hunger Games,” King also stated that, “It’s not unlike [my book] The Running Man, which is about a game where people are actually killed and people are watching: a satire on reality TV.”