Fade2White12 wrote:bigh0rt wrote:I thought Misery was an excellent movie. Dreamcatcher has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen, though.
I probably should have chosen better words. More like "most" of his books. The problem is that the genre he is known for (horror, sci-fi'ish) make bad movies, and his dramas are much much better. There are only a few of his horror movies that I would deem as better than average - The Shining and Pet Cemetery.
But look at all the good movies of his when he stepped outside the genre - Misery, The Running Man, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, The Dead Zone, and Dolores Claiborne.Metroid wrote:Horrible writer huh? OK.
Yup. I said it. Somebody has to.
King is a very good writer. There are a few clunkers (From a Buick 8, the Dark Tower series) but he is one of the most creative and influential writers ever. His non-fiction is especially great - On Writing and Secret Windows are essential reading for anyone who wants to write.