>and not liking what he sees, Stephen King dismisses Stephenie Meyer as not able to “write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
What do you think possessed the old gas bag? Maybe he doesn’t like the way she spells her name?
In mentioning his “formative influence” on J. K. Rowling and praising her work, King reminds me of what Zinka Milanov allegedly said of Mirella Freni: “she sounds like a young me!”