>He knew about pussies, had glimpsed more than a few on HBO and CinemaSpank (before his folks got wise and blocked the premium cable channels), but these were shaved pussies. Pete wasn't sure what the big deal was- to him they looked sort of oogy- but he supposed he might get with the program when he was older. Besides, the bare titties made up for it. Bare titties were fuckin awesome.
I like most of King's books. He's a fantastic storyteller. But holy shit, every once and a while he spews out some vomit like this onto the page. It almost makes me want to stop reading. This shit is just painful to look at. What's King's problem? It's like he can't help himself. Does he think kids actually talk and think like this? Shit is so cheesy and stilted.
I remember when we had HBO and Cinemax along with our basic cable when I was a kid and I watched all the sexy stuff they showed late at night. It's how I learned what sex was. King is wrong though, I definitely liked looking at the pussies.
Yeah, he writes about great books, but he's a terrible writer. Unbearable at times. So, he doesn't have shit taste, but he should just make mixtapes or something. At least King is fun. ilymtaf
>people give me shit for never having read King
>tfw see King threads on /lit/
Poor unfortunate souls.
Kids do talk like that, I know because I've met children who said those exact words regarding tits.
The oogy part is strange though.
>tfw totally did stay up late to see tits and ass on SBS as a child
>Though he was of a naive age, he new what he didn't have. He would so briefly glance at the slit of older women on television. "Wowzers," he though. "Gee wilikers, those pussies look neato I tell you." His parents had heard him once again and had enough. "Butters I told you to go to sleep." "B-b-but dad, I was just looking at the uh, clean shaven furrets on tv." the boy retorted knowing that those jiggly tear drops were much better.
What's the diff between King and trash?
King has a 'good old regular American folk' obsession. I think he's trying to be clever by portraying blunt realism in his normal-people characters but I often feel like it's trying too hard.
I get it, pubescent and near-pubescent males get horny and use slang. To be honest it's still a bad reflection. young teenagers come up with slang on their own terms. Nobody called them pussies when I was in school because it was too obvious, they were called muffs or cunts or even minis when even younger. Among kids slang is partly a code to obscure meaning from older people or at least soften the blow of the real term.
Writing it like the way he's written feels like exactly what it is; an old person trying to be down with the kids but missing the point.
This is exactly what I meant by posting this thread. You said it better than I ever could.
I feel like part of the reason King is this clueless is his astronomical fame. He can't help but be out of touch with how people really talk. When he enters a room, he IS the room. No one talks to him like a regular person anymore.
I disagree. He's written some less than stellar stuff, sure, but the guy's bibliography is full of genre masterpieces. Not literary masterpieces, I'll give you that. But miles better than most of the shit they sell in airports.
Pet Sematary, Dead Zone, Different Seasons, Carrie, 11/22/63, The Gunslinger, Night Shift, Skeleton Crew...
If you haven't read any of these I'd suggest you give them a shot. Might change your opinion.