Stephen King is No Fan of James Patterson
Posted on June 18, 2007Stephen King is no fan of bestselling author James Patterson. In a discussion after a speech accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Booksellers Association, King issued the smackdown to Patterson:
No response yet from Patterson, but we're looking forward to a lovely feud, in the vein of Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump."There's no formula for what I do," said King, who added that if he tried to analyze and formulate his approach to writing, he might loose his touch. Still, the author admitted his break-neck writing pace has slowed in recent years. "There was a time, when I was working on "The Stand," when I really was a lot faster because none of the gears seemed to stick together." "That's a young guy thing - and besides, my priorities changed."
King also took a swipe at best-selling author James Patterson, famous for penning thrillers like "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls." "I don't like him, I don't respect his books because every one is the same."
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