Stephen King, one of the most successful American authors over the past 30 years, has shared his opinion on two of the most up and coming young writers JK Rowling and Stephanie Meyer. According to him, ‘Harry Potter’s ‘mom’ is a terrific and very talented writer while ‘Twilight’ saga author, on the other hand, “can’t write worth a darn” and is “definitely not very good”. The father of American horror takes pride that Joanne Rowling read his works when she was younger; he also claims to see his formative influence on her writing. King stated that in Meyer’s case readers were attracted by the stories and the pace. He acknowledges her ability to speak to a whole generation of girls and discuss issues that are starting to intrigue them such as love and intimacy.
‘Twilight’ fans have been really angered by King’s opinion and have vented their wrath all over the internet accusing the “It” author of being “close-minded, arrogant and obnoxious”.