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Old 09-05-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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And why?

Stephen King! His works (too many to count) have transcended generations and he's still the baddest to this day.
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Old Today, 10:03 AM
 
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He's also dried and shriveled up creatively like a mummy and hasn't had a truly great novel since " The Shining."
Not that his later works haven't been good to varying degrees. Maybe not perfect, but good. But even then they've still been in decline.
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Old Today, 03:12 PM
 
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Edgar Allan Poe.

Re: King's "too many to count" — exactly why quantity does not beget quality. I do like some of his novels, but they're all from the early stages of his career, e.g. Salem's Lot, Firestarter, Cujo. King's writing tends to suffer from bloat more often than not. I prefer his novellas.

For serious horror, King's got many contemporaries who are better.
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Old Today, 08:48 PM
 
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Edgar Allan Poe.

Re: King's "too many to count" exactly why quantity does not beget quality. I do like some of his novels, but they're all from the early stages of his career, e.g. Salem's Lot, Firestarter, Cujo. King's writing tends to suffer from bloat more often than not. I prefer his novellas.

For serious horror, King's got many contemporaries who are better.
No doubt they will be long forgotten in the future, while people will continue to read his work.

I'm not saying this about you or anyone in this thread. But I get tired of hacks who critique truly great writers or any other people in the arts world whose work has endured.
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