Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Stephenie Meyer and Jodi Picoult - whoops...

She’s in the news again. A lot of us who haven’t read her work might be suspect of it. Some of us will be very envious of the success she’s had. Most of us would like to emulate her sales. But whatever we might think of her, Stephenie Meyer isn’t going to go away.

Stephenie Meyer smacked once again by fellow authors.

Stephen King, recently gave Stephenie Meyer an academic rabbit punch by claiming she isn’t a very good writer. He is after all, Stephen King, and he carries a certain a reputation of slapping people down - and outbursts are expected of him now - bit of a loose cannon perhaps.

The latest author to singe the paperwork is Jodi Picoult. She has almost 14 million books in print, and has just taken a swing at the injured Stephenie Meyer – nothing like kicking someone whilst they’re down. In Newsweek magazine, Picoult pronounced,

“In terms of the literary content of the ‘Twilight’ books, they’re totally escapist. I think technically I am maybe a cut above her.”

Wow – she’s publicly stating she’s better than Stephenie Meyer. She probably is, but I rather think it's up to other people to decide that, not her. No one likes a big-head. She tries to qualify it later with

“Stephenie Meyer has gotten people hooked on books… and that’s good for all of us.”

Nope, the damage has already been done. No use going back on it, Jodi. No use saying you meant something else.

A nobody like me can get away with it – who the hell takes notice of what I think anyway – but Jodi Picoult???? Whoops, tongue slipped out before brain engaged, Jodi.

Too late, way too late….

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1 comment:

Jenn Nixon said...

But both Jodi and Stephen are right. Technically, Twilight was horribly written. Little plot. Interesting story and characters, but yeah...crap writing.

I don't think Jodi was wrong in her comment. And she was nice about it, didn't say Twilight sucked. I would have. LOL