Monday, May 4, 2015

Novelists, and the perils of blogging about politics

Anyone who reads horror fiction has a favorite Stephen King novel. King's contributions to the realm of popular fiction are beyond dispute.

This doesn't mean that King is a great political thinker.

Nor is he even a particularly original one. Most of King's online political statements (whether in interviews or on Twitter) are simply boilerplate leftwing cliches.

Full disclosure: I'm a conservative, so I would probably disagree with King's views under the best of circumstances. And there are plenty of rightwing cliches to be found on the Internet, too.

Nevertheless, the man who wrote Carrie, The Shining, and The Stand doesn't significantly enhance either his brand or his legacy with Tweets like this:

Read the first seven chapters of the 4.5-star rated horror novel Eleven Miles of Night: