Stephen King on TWILIGHT and HARRY POTTER

According to Stephen King, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer “can’t write worth a darn.” This news comes to us from the pages of USA Weekend. Here is some choice quotage:

Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good…

...in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because they’re not overtly sexual. A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet.

Any young girls out there (or anyone at all, for that matter) want to tell Mr. King that he’s full of bologna?