Book News: Stephen King Derides TWILIGHT as ‘Tweenager Porn’

Written by Joe Royce Monday, 23 September 2013

Book News

Stephen King Derides Twilight

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Stephen King talks about his latest novel, and sequel to THE SHINING, DOCTOR SLEEP, being an alcoholic and the state of horror today.

Having written 56 books to date, Stephen King is easily one of the most prolific horror writers working today and has consistently been on best seller lists with each new release. However, King says that, contrary to popular belief (and despite the massive success of his novels), we aren’t in a golden age of horror. When asked why we’re not in a golden age despite the popularity of other horror franchises as Twilight, King responds: “I agree with Abra's teacher friend [in DOCTOR SLEEP] who calls TWILIGHT and books like it tweenager porn. They're really not about vampires and werewolves. They're about how the love of a girl can turn a bad boy good.” Well said, sir.

You can read the rest of the interview, including more details on DOCTOR SLEEP, here.

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