Do you think Stephen King is a great writer?

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  1. aslaught profile image61
    aslaughtposted 7 years ago

    Do you think Stephen King is a great writer?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image91
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely....One of my favorite writers smile

  3. stestifie profile image71
    stestifieposted 7 years ago

    Yes! I love his older stuff, I have read some of his new ones like Cell and Blaze (Richard Bachman) but they don't compare to his old ones. I also felt that I lean more towards Richard Bachman books than the Stephen King ones. My favorite stories are: The Long Walk, The Dark Half, and Thinner. I could read those over and over again. They're classics!

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 7 years ago

    He's had his ups and downs over the years, but I just finished his newest book "11/22/63" a couple of weeks ago and it's his best in a very long time.

  5. profile image55
    eburnhamposted 7 years ago

    I think he is great.  His stories are unique and his ability to keep a story moving along.  He has had a few hiccups, who would over an entire career?  He does seem to be picking it back up with the last few books.

  6. Angie497 profile image77
    Angie497posted 7 years ago

    No doubt at all. He has an incredible ability to tell a story, to make the reader completely forget reality and immerse him/herself in the world that King has created. Of course, that ability alone isn't enough to catapult someone from 'good' to 'great,' and there are hundreds, even thousands of good writers out there - but it's certainly got to be one of the most important characteristics, doesn't it?

  7. SimeyC profile image94
    SimeyCposted 7 years ago

    No Stephen King is not a great writer and even he will agree; he is a brilliant storyteller, much in the way J K Rowling is - their English isn't classic but they have the ability to wind a convincing plot that negates the lack of true great writing - the distinction of being a great storyteller, rather than a great writer is perhaps pedantic, but I feel that great writers should possess superior English such as the true classics (Tolkien, Dickens etc) possess.

    It doesn't make then less talented.....

  8. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I think he is a very talented writer.  He has a gift - so many writers of multiple works end up using the same elements in their stories.  His story telling is unique.

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    richardkruseposted 7 years ago

    Yes, he is possibly my favourite! I have 'Under The Dome' waiting at home to be read...

  10. Luti Febrian W profile image37
    Luti Febrian Wposted 7 years ago

    mr. King is one of my fav author, and i like all movies based by his book. its awesome and so thrill.

    if you asked, did he a great author? i think he is sure a great author. no more doubt when you read the "bag of bone", "cujo", etc. its make me scream inside..... hahaha.

    and i hope he still go on with his own way to born more  and more masterpice

  11. wonderingwoolley profile image59
    wonderingwoolleyposted 7 years ago

    I have only ever read Dolores Claiborne, and I really liked it. It helped that I had already seen the movie and loved Cathy Bates. However, in general I think he's probably a good writer, maybe not great in the sense that he is the next Dickens, but he is definitely  at the top of the pop culture charts and based on my good experience with his one book, I would say yes.

  12. DIYmyOmy profile image71
    DIYmyOmyposted 7 years ago

    Personally I am unimpressed by Mr. King's writing, which I find formulaic and repetitive.

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    Charles Hiltonposted 7 years ago

    I agree with SimeyC that he's a great storyteller, but, not a great writer in the classical sense. He has a great imagination which serves him well in the genre he's mastered. I've ready many of his novels and am only 31 pages from finishing the second installment of the Dark Tower Trilogy: The Drawing of the Three, which deftly combines metaphysics and action and suspense in a fast-paced thriller.
    I personally prefer writers who make social commentary, such as Dickens, Hawthorne, Orwell and Huxley, but, my absolute favorite is the master of metaphor: Franz Kafka.

  14. jacobspage profile image65
    jacobspageposted 7 years ago

    He is definitely my favorite. I like how he can sort of bring images too life.

  15. feenix profile image59
    feenixposted 7 years ago

    Stephen King IS a great writer.

    I wish I could crank out best-selling novels and screenplays as rapidly, and as often, as he does.


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