I came across this a few days ago, and thought it was rather interesting. I have seen a lot of people put down Koontz, and, like the author of this post, I don’t quite understand why. Even though after a certain point, his work lost its appeal to me (I’ll admit I think he’s past his prime), I find it ridiculous that people can’t acknowledge the talent that this man has…AND c’mon, he doesn’t suffer from the ridiculous word bloat that King does!
With that being said, I still don’t understand why Stephen King is regarded as one of the top dogs – if not THE top dog – in the horror field. While I will easily admit that the man has talent, I feel like all his novels would be ten times better if they were cut down to about half their published size. I can barely read him because I just get irritated with the drabble about 1/4th of the way through.
What do you think? King or Koontz?
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