Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rubbing Salt in the Wound:
The Horror Novelists Edition

Poor Stephenie Meyer. Less than a week after bitching about not being able to finish her new novel because some of it had leaked onto the internet, she's been given yet another reason not to write.
Via OMG.yahoo: Stephen King's opinion may drive a stake through the heart of "Twilight" author, Stephenie Meyer. In an interview with USA Weekend, the bestselling author compared Meyer with J.K. Rowling , the author of the Harry Potter series. According to Stephen, "Both Rowling and Meyer, they're speaking directly to young people... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
Please-oh-please-oh-please let this be the bit of un-constructive criticism that turns her into a J.D. Salinger-style recluse.