Author Stephen King offered his comments on several popular books during an interview on Friday, dismissing the Twilight books as “tweenager porn” and contending “50 Shades of Grey” is much more than “mommy porn.”
King made the comments while speaking with the Guardian Friday and said he “didn’t feel any urge to go on” after reading the first book in the Twilight series.
“They’re really not about vampires and werewolves,” King said. “They’re about how the love of a girl can turn a bad boy good.”
The acclaimed horror author then turned his ire on “50 Shades of Grey.”
“I read Fifty Shades Of Grey and felt no urge to go on,” King said. “They call it mommy porn, but it’s not really mommy porn. It is highly charged, sexually driven fiction for women who are, say, between 18 and 25.”
King continued, appearing to be upset at the current state of horror novels being published.
“But a golden age of horror? I wouldn’t say it is. I can’t think of any books right now that would be comparable to The Exorcist.”
(H/T: The Guardian)
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