Is stephen king a good author

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The only amazing thing about Stephen King is his ego

Stephen Edwin King born September 21, is an American author of horror , supernatural fiction , suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than million copies, [2] many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 61 novels including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and six non-fiction books. Stephen King was born September 21, , in Portland, Maine. His father, Donald Edwin King, was a merchant seaman. Donald was born under the surname Pollock, but as an adult, used the surname King.

The manager of an Australian bookstore was informed last Tuesday that a vandal was damaging her valuable supply of Stephen King books. She marched over to inspect the damage only to find that the culprit had vanished in a puff of smoke, having left behind a little pile of copies - freshly signed by their author. Many a struggling novelist has been guilty of going into bookshops and asking after their own books, perhaps offering to sign them. It's a rather insecure thing to do, and rather vain. Just like Stephen King. I don't really think of King as a bad writer - as my girlfriend is always reminding me, his portrayals of small-town America are sometimes brilliant. And there's nothing wrong with a career writing dozens of exciting and tightly paced popular novels.

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Marcus Geduld , Shakespearean director, computer programmer, teacher, writer, likes dinosaurs. Though I've enjoyed some of his books -- and I think one or two of them dip their toes in something greatness-ish -- I am not surprised that critics don't consider him a peer of Updike, Franzen, William Gibson or Cormac McCarthy. There are too many clunky aspects to his word-smithing and his character construction. Though his plots are full of surprises, his prose style "gets the job done" at best. Writers who garner critical acclaim tend to use words in surprising -- and surprisingly affective -- ways, just like musicians who play notes that, for a second, seem "wrong" and then make you think and feel , "Oh my God!

In the 40 years since his first novel, Carrie, he has published more than 50 books, all of them international best sellers. Shortly after its release, Carrie was turned into a blood-drenched film by Brian De Palma. When Stanley Kubrick turned that novel into a film in , the Stephen King industry was born. There are now more than films and TV programmes based on his work, and he shows no signs of slowing down — not with his legions of fans, hungry for more. But the respect of the literary establishment has always eluded King. Commercial triumph did not equal literary value. Being a best seller was anathema.

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  1. Stephen King has had an uncanny ability to hit the commercial bull's-eye from the beginning of his career. In the 40 years since his first novel.

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