04 November 2010 @ 10:33 pm
DAY THREE  
What do you feel is the biggest misconception about King and/or his work?

People who haven't read his books often assume he writes stories similar to that of bad shock horror movies. They assume he has no talent, is a hack, couldn't write his way out of a paper bag. They think he just kills off everyone in his books and who cares because he never could have created a good character in the first place.

These people are what I like to call idiots.

Stephen King writes character studies. He writes love stories. The fact that his characters live and love during some fucked up situations doesn't change the fact that the backbone of most of his stories is love. Good triumphing over evil if only for a short period of time. That while sometimes the monsters in our heads and in the real world do win...sometimes the good guys win too. Love is worth living for. That's what King writes about and he writes about it damn well.


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olive strangeways: disney: you know the one i mean[personal profile] zeusgoesfishing on November 5th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't even read that much of his work and I know he's an excellent writer. People are dumb. :)
pudge: damon albarn | nerd!gasm[personal profile] kalikethewind on November 5th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
People really are. It's a sad truth we must live with :( hehehe

I am having way too much fun doing this challenge. I'm such a nerd! :)