“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, January 17, 2011

◦Day 07 – A writer you don’t like

I am well aware that I am one of the three people in the Western world to say this, but I simply cannot enjoy Stephen King's writing.

I've tried, honestly - several times. Even made it all the way through a handful of his books. But, the only one I remotely enjoyed was Firestarter - and even that wasn't enough to put it on my "keep a copy around" list.

No, I have no particular reason why - nothing I find distasteful or anything like that. I simply cannot get into the man's work, which is a shame - as prolific and talented as he is, I should be able to enjoy something.


TOTWTYTR said...

Over rated is the word I would use. Then again, I don't particularly like the genre he writes in, so take my opinion with that in mind.

Josh Kruschke said...

Kevin J. Anderson and he sticks his nose into everything... sigh.

Unknown said...

I'm gonna go with Dean Koontz. I want to like him, but I'm afraid he peaked with Watchers and has been on a downhill slide ever since. I finally stopped trying because I kept waiting for a PETA advertisement to pop up in the middle of each new offering.