James Patterson Responds to Stephen King's Attack

Posted on July 5, 2007

Remember when Stephen King recently attacked author James Patterson, saying how he has no respect for Patterson's work? Well, our eagle-eyed reader Angie Thomson spotted Patterson's response to King's vicious literary attack.

In the middle of a review of the new film 1408 (which is based on a Stephen King story), Patterson says:
"1408 - Recently Stephen King commented that he doesn't have any respect for me. Doesn't make too much sense-I'm a good dad, a nice husband-my only crime is I've sold millions of books. As far as 1408 goes, what can I say, I liked it-the first third is especially fine. I'm a John Cusack fan and, in terms of the books anyway, a Stephen King fan, too."

It's all quite odd -- why in the world would Stephen King say such a thing in the first place?
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