Stephen King, on the difference between Harry Potter & Twilight.

Via on Jul 14, 2011

Elvis or Beatles? Tough one. Harry Potter or Twilight? Elephant’s with HP on this one.

No, they’re not cut from the same cloth.

There’s a reason why we love Harry Potter.

There’s a reason no one will remember Twilight in 20 years. I already don’t remember it.

Okay, I haven’t read it. So call me on it, if you love it—explain why. But you’ll have Stephen King to argue with:

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9 Responses to “Stephen King, on the difference between Harry Potter & Twilight.”

  1. This is absolutely true. And for the record, Severus Snape is the most complex and wonderful character in the books.

  2. Kimberly says:

    I loved this quote and naturally put it on my facebook status. Within an hour I had dozens of responses including one informing me that this quote is not attributed to Stephen King but rather someone named Andrew Futral who has a popular Tumblr. I did a little digging and found that this is likely true as it is all over the internet attributed equally to both people, but I can't seem to find the original source for it being from King. There is however an equally scathing interview from King in which he addresses both storytellers: "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".

  3. Clemens says:

    And that's why I love Glee. It has the best of both worlds.

  4. HAF says:

    Ha! Ain't that the truth. Mr. King nails it, as usual.

  5. Maddie says:

    Amazing and utterly true.

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  7. elephantjournal says:

    True for many I'm sure/Sad

  8. la sirena says:

    And thus the reason for the decline of society…

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