Stephen King Slams Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games as "Tweenager Porn"

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We know at least one person who won't be in line this November for Catching Fire.

In an interview with The Guardian to promote his new novel "Doctor Sleep," acclaimed author Stephen King made his feelings on a few other best-selling books very well known.

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Referring to The Twilight Saga as "tweenager porn," King explains of the books in this beloved series:

"They’re really not about vampires and werewolves. They’re about how the love of a girl can turn a bad boy good.”

King says he actually read Twilight and "didn’t feel any urge to go on," saying the same thing of The Hunger Games and adding that it's a quasi rip-off of his own work:

“It’s not unlike [my book] The Running Man, which is about a game where people are actually killed and people are watching: a satire on reality TV."

What about Fifty Shades of Grey? King will pass, and that has nothing to do with the casting of Charlie Hunnam or Dakota Johnson.

“I read Fifty Shades Of Grey and felt no urge to go on," he said. "They call it mommy porn, but it’s not really mommy porn. It is highly charged, sexually driven fiction for women who are, say, between 18 and 25.”

Yup. Pretty much. And that's why it's doing so darn well.

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twilight movies are awesome. before i ignore it i thought it was boring
one day my television was hitted by the lightning so that i forcedwatch movies . my uncle brought a complete tape of twilight ,what a boring movies i said. hmmmm let me try this tape. after watching it ,ate what i said to this movie coz i truly love this movie and i became addict to this movie as what i observed to my self coz its talked about ' love is powerful, love against all odds.
i love those people who are envolve this franchise for ex.kristen stewart and Robbert pattinson they had a lots of bushers and some of my classmate says bad thing about them but i dont care coz they dont know who they is and i love them.
i hope kristen and robbert will recover after what happend to their relationship and i really hope please will come true that they inlove again to each other and will together again.
please stop bushing them and leave them alone.
pleeeeeeease continue the franchise of twilight . dont mind about the bad comment coz there all nonsense and we are still your fan and believers .

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i love them both so please stop saying malarky

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Whatever Stephen King says, it's all junk. I thought he liked Hunger Games based on what he said at the book's back cover. And now he is babbling about these nonsense "tweenager porn"? Twilight and Hunger Games are one of the best novels of this generation. So why fuss?

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@ Kristine

yes its true
go twilight
and hunger games

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'I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TWILIGHT SAGA AND AM ON THE WAREWOLF TEAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3 (:

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Well, that's strange. Not the Twilight thing, because he never liked it to begin with, it seems. Yet on the back of the first Hunger Games book, he's praising it, saying he couldn't stop reading. Uh . . . what happened between then and now? It got more popular or what? I like King's books, but King as a person can get quite arrogant. He's not that good, and I felt that Bag of Bones dragged on (especially at the beginning, barely finished the book). I've read The Shining and liked it pretty well. What does he mean by saying that they don't kill people in The Hunger Games? There are deaths in each book. I agree with Holly, does he have dementia, or is he just not liking The Hunger Games' newfound public attention?

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He WAS quoted on the Hunger Games' books!! I also read that on the cover-thing!! I guess he has Dementia?

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That's fine! You stay away from the good TWEENPORN (I am 39 years old and find you, CREEPY) I will be enjoying these movies with my boyfriend and daughter!! Your opinion = 0

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@ Holly

He's the king...enough said. He's right a 6yr old girl tried to act out sex parts from twighlight on my young nnephew. Parents are dumb for allowing anyone under 17 watch those movies. Id rather my 13yr old watch a IT

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I thought he originally liked The Hunger Games? On the back cover of my book there's a quote by him praising the book.

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@ Mary

He did, that's the strange thing. He was praising it, he never praised Twilight, and I don't get his sudden issues with it. I like both series he is trashing, HG more than TS, respectively---and I don't say this as an angry fan who's about to start a mob, but he is still writing books. Doctor Sleep isn't out yet, is it? To me, I personally think he doesn't like all of the attention the movies and books are now getting. I can't make any sense out of what he's saying any other way.

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As a Twilight fan I know it isn't for everyone, but there is a line between not liking it and just being rude. Stephanie Myer did a fabulous job of writing a story that makes you believe in love again or even just makes you believe in love that much more. Okay so the vampires sparkle and they can survive on animal blood no it isn't Druaculla but it's a fun twist on something we all grew up on. You don't have to be rude about it, I myself have run into a few Stephen King books that I wouldn't look twice at but I wouldn't say that he is a bad author it is all about the content.

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@ kennedy

twilight is soft porn and its STUPID.

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@ kennedy

tbh twilight isnt that great of a story... i read all 4 books. i used to be in love. it took me until writing an essay on the first book that i realized the story line wasnt as rich and flowy as i thought, but rather, dry and dull. all it is is girl meets pretty boy, pretty boy turns out to be vampire, pretty boy likes girl, some evil vampires come along and try to kill girl, pretty vampire boyfriend comes to the rescue and saves girl. the only differences are in one of the books, girl saves vampire boy from suicide, and the last one they protect their kid. but it really doesnt have a message if you think about it... this again is coming from someone who used to be a total fanatic. instead, im a Veyniac (Michael Vey fan) now

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Don't slam twilight of the hunger games as a twilight super fan I can not see why someone would not want to read on from where they left of.

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@ rosemary

tbh twilight isnt that great of a story... i read all 4 books. i used to be in love. it took me until writing an essay on the first book that i realized the story line wasnt as rich and flowy as i thought, but rather, dry and dull. all it is is girl meets pretty boy, pretty boy turns out to be vampire, pretty boy likes girl, some evil vampires come along and try to kill girl, pretty vampire boyfriend comes to the rescue and saves girl. the only differences are in one of the books, girl saves vampire boy from suicide, and the last one they protect their kid. but it really doesnt have a message if you think about it... this again is coming from someone who used to be a total fanatic. instead, im a Veyniac (Michael Vey fan) now

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