SO... I was reading an article on J.K. Rowling called "Happy birthday J.K. Rowling — here are 10 magical facts about the ‘Harry Potter’ author [Updated]" and I came across this little snippet: a comment by Stephen King.
KING’S DECREE:Rowling’s writing approach has become a template – Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” books, for instance, are a painfully obvious imitator — and her success leads to a lot of comparison. The commercial victories of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” books, for example, conjured up plenty of “Potter” analogies, but Stephen King (who knows a bit about bookshelf sensations) made it clear that Rowling is writing for the ages, not just the season. “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.”
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