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.