Either this man can really write or he’s a sorcerer of some sort.
I guess you could say I’m a fan from way back – I started reading his books in high school.
I’m a fan, but far, far from a number one fan.
I’ve only read a small portion of his over 50 pieces of writing. I have no troubles confessing that I’ve read some of his books I either couldn’t get into and quit or wish I had (Tommy Knockers).
Sometimes I am amazed by this man. I on a whim picked up Lisey’s Story.
Here’s the thing – this book is a bit hard to follow and really figure out for the first hundred pages or so……..
I didn't really know what I was even reading. Truthfully I didn’t head over heels love the book. I liked it, it was okay.
I couldn’t put it down, I felt compelled – as if a literal spell had been cast upon me.
This phenomenon spurred many coffee chats with my fellow buddies who spend a great amount of time reading.
Here is what I’ve decided. Poor Stephen King does not get the credit he deserves.
I know, I know he’s famous and makes oodles of money – that isn’t all there is to credit.
So many folks consider him fluffy, garbage and a waste of time.
He was labelled years ago as a horror writer – this simply is not accurate or true……
Yes he has some
However there are a pile of his books you would not be able to call horror – in fact some are wrapped around some fairly persuasive love stories!!
There are also a lot of books that are not filled with sex, drugs, and cussing - I know some think that is all he is, but really it is not at all accurate!
I don’t think you can throw this man into a category – I think he’s a story teller, some of his stories will appeal to some and some won’t appeal to others.
I don’t believe he is fluffy, untalented or garbage.
I often wonder if he will ever get the credit he deserves – maybe after he’s gone……………..