Stephen King Disparages the Brainlessness of Mainstream Titles Like "Twilight"


Stephen King Disparages the Brainlessness of Mainstream Titles Like

The worlds 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 Abras teacher friend [in Doctor Sleep] who calls Twilight and books like it tweenager porn, King says. Theyre really not about vampires and werewolves. Theyre 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, Its 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.