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So, it’s Stephen King who writes John Kerry’s "jokes"
Posted by: McQ on Monday, May 05, 2008

From a recent interview with author Stephen King:
I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's, it's not as bright. So, that's my little commercial for that.
Apparently in King's world only the illiterate are forced into the armed services (despite the fact that the percentages of high school grads in the military is above that of the civilian work force).

But of course one has to be "bright" enough to research such things before shooting off one's mouth, or else you end up writing increasingly unreadable fiction.
 
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Don’t you know that the man got hit by a van?

His heroic service as an over-privileged jaywalker should not be discounted.

That being said, while I actually (guiltily) enjoy some of his writings, writers shouldn’t speak.

Even P.J. comes across badly on television.
 
Written By: Uncle Pinky
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I quit reading King after "The Stand". It sucked buttermilk. He, like many celebrities, obviously considers himself quite a bit above the common run and ruck of the herd.
 
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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I still enjoy reading his stuff even though he plays the evil American military conspiracy card a bit too much.
 
Written By: capt joe
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He’s been on a downward spiral since writing The Dark Half....on the other hand, his son writes under the name Joe Hill, and is quite readable.
 
Written By: shark
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Now we understand why Kerry’s jokes go over like Lurch telling a joke.

 
Written By: Bithead
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I still enjoy reading his stuff even though he plays the evil American military conspiracy card a bit too much.
Avoid Dean Koontz like the plague. That’s pretty much his only card.
 
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Like most creative types, King is a blue-state liberal. He is unable to question those premises and he has no reason to. I still enjoy reading him, though he’s played out as a writer and has admitted as much.

However, I have my doubts that being able to read guarantees even a future as bright as the army these days.

I would be surprised if an illiterate person could get into the American military.
 
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He needs a different reading list
 
Written By: Neo
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Can a person who can’t read get into the Army these days?
 
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huxley: "Like most creative types, King is a blue-state liberal."

Hey, I’m a blue-state liberal and Stephen King is one of my favorite writers. I’m also a born-and-raised New Yorker and Columbia University graduate.

I also happen to be a proud former-enlisted Army veteran.

Education is valued in the Army and there’s plenty in the profession to learn and challenge one’s mind. If I could, I would invite Mr. King to the military represented in my corner of blue-state, high-brow, Ivy League intelligentsia: U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University and Hamilton Society (Columbia’s USMC officer candidates and ROTC cadets group).

 
Written By: Eric Chen
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Avoid Dean Koontz like the plague. That’s pretty much his only card.
Yeah, but I enjoy his books as well.
 
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Since I switched sides, I find that I still like most of the moonbat artists—such as Springsteen, Rickie Lee Jones, and George Clooney—that I liked before.
 
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Since I switched sides, I find that I still like most of the moonbat artists—such as Springsteen, Rickie Lee Jones, and George Clooney—that I liked before.
Yeah, so long as the whine threshold is low. Good art is good art and the moment they push the political dimension too far, it becomes tedious, and boring.
 
Written By: capt joe
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Avoid Dean Koontz like the plague. That’s pretty much his only card.
I dunno... I quite like "Lightning Road" and the Frankenstein series... And the Watchers was really interesting...

Even if the third book will apparently never arrive...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Scott, my lad;

Chacun a son gout and all that, but don’t you find Koontz rather ... drearily the same?

Government genetic modification goes horribly awry, plunging hapless, helpless family into slough of despond and danger.

F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack series shows some novelty, and you can get through them in about an our and a half.

Tim Powers is a genius.

For fun: Saki, Wodehouse, Westlake’s Dortmunder and Block’s Bernie Rhoddenbarr series.

Terry Pratchett, of course, and keep your fingers crossed for him.
 
Written By: Uncle Pinky
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Tim Powers is a genius.
100 pts for Uncle Pinky for being a man of discerning taste and refinement.

Try Neil Gaiman if you haven’t already - a similar flavor, or should I say, similar dwelling in otherwise obscure paths of mythos, as Powers practices.
 
Written By: looker
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Yeah, so long as the whine threshold is low. Good art is good art and the moment they push the political dimension too far, it becomes tedious, and boring.
I really like some Sean Pean movies, like State of Grace and At Close Range. But those movies didn’t get political, and those that did, like Casualties of War, tend to be not worth watching.

I don’t mind the moonbat artists, as long as they turn it off for the art.
 
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Since I switched sides, I find that I still like most of the moonbat artists—such as Springsteen, Rickie Lee Jones, and George Clooney—that I liked before.
When and why did you switch?
 
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