Stephen King says Trump blocked him on Twitter

The author of “Firestarter” and “It” tweeted Tuesday the Republican president has blocked him on the social media website. He says, “I may have to kill myself.”

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  • I really don’t see what is so great about this guy. I just never got it.

    • Alain

      Nor I and never liked his books or the movies based on them.

      • He appeals to adolescents.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          That’s my take.
          Maybe up to 21-year-olds.
          That’s about when I read my last Steven King book.

          • Millie_Woods

            I dropped him when his politics creeping into his writing. I think ‘Christine’ was the first time I noticed it, after that I started looking for the signs. And they were pretty obvious.

          • El Martyachi

            The gunslinger series was OK. But yeah I probably stopped even that in early 20s.

        • Maurice Miner

          Amen, brothers! King’s books are completely formulaic, with an innocent child always placed to juxtapose evil – it is simply the same shit regurgitated with differing imaginary scenarios.

      • Stanley Kubrick made “The Shining” great.

        Kubrick.

  • Alain

    Get over it Stevie, not everyone likes you nor must they.

  • Clausewitz

    Blocking leftist idiots on social media makes me feel happy. Life is too short to have to deal with the insane and stupid. Why I even blocked my first wanker here a couple weeks ago. A big shoot out to Wally Keeler the unperson.

    • Some people think that free speech means people must be forced to listen. Sorta like the communist North Korean version of free speech — a captive audience of millions forced to listen.

      • Blacksmith

        Yes unless it is right leaning speech, that must be banned in all its forms even thought.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You too? 😉

    • Exile1981

      Who?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “I may have to kill myself.” Is that a threat or a promise?

    • UCSPanther

      It’s the pathetic whining of a left wing blowhard getting some consequences for his annoying behavior.

    • Blacksmith

      That works for me. one less waste of oxygen.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I’ve been unable to read anything King has penned since about 1980. It was around that time that I learned what an asshole he is.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I like his work ethic but I’m not a fan of his work. I also feel that not only does he heavily recycle his work, he seems to publish things even he thinks are incomplete or poorly done. How much attention and money does one guy need?

    • Dink Newcomb

      You start out extolling his work ethic. Then you detail the rotting away of that work ethic.
      I would say that the “ethic” part was due to youthful vigor and enthusiasm which drove him while the current drive for “attention and money” is a tacit admission that his creativity has dried up and if he can not get it back, he will have to go to work for a living to survive.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I like his get to it-edness. The fact that however, he compiled the work, he gets up every day and bangs out 20-40 pages rain or shine, 7 days a week is impressive. Even bad art needs to be manufactured. If his editors and publishers are happy with that quality that’s on them. Compare that to auteurs like Quentin Tarantino who’s directed what? 9 movies in 35 years in total? And written a few more or claims to have written a few more? And derivative? Every story every movie is the same thing.

        • Dink Newcomb

          ****I would say that the “ethic” part was due to youthful vigor and enthusiasm which drove him************
          I was not condemning anything you said. I am in agreement but I was merely attempting to qualify the changing motivations in his “career”.
          I read relentlessly during most of my life– mostly history and science/tech, lots of classical stuff with limited excursions pop literature. I quickly learned that his popularity was due to a different style and outlook. The movies made from his books were perhaps better than the source.
          Tarentino? Same-oh, same-oh! [PLEASE DON’T EVER SAY “same-old, same-old!” like some dowdy housewife from Nebraska. I was one of the thousands of people who brought that phrase back from SE Asia and I wince whenever I hear someone butcher it!]

          • Hard Little Machine

            Sure, and interestingly, Anthony Trollope a Victorian author far less well known than Dickens, had a day job with the railways. He wrote between stops, with a stopwatch. And managed to write 40 novels, but he didn’t start writing until he was 40 years old.

          • Dink Newcomb

            I did not know that about Trollope, whom I did not find as interesting as Dickens. I think I read probably no more than one of his novels but I did read Dickens in a large part for his rendition of the language of the common people. We (Americans and I suppose Canadians) inherited largely the language of the upper/upper middle class and the different expression– not just pronunciation but informality in addressing more basic targets made me aware of the big class differences. In much the same way Kipling’s soldiers went beyond even that showing the groups and lingo difference among those men– cockneys, Yorkshire-men, etc.
            I am a blue collar Southern country boy and looked at the world differently than a city kid. Though never a socialist, I liked Steinbeck’s hard scrabble tales but never had any enthusiasm over Hemingway and his too precious, egotistical and image conscious “A MAN has to do what a MAN has to do to be a MAN”.
            I liked the way Steinbeck’s characters felt “A man has got to do what it takes” invoking heroes and survivors down in the trenches instead of poseurs and braggarts running through the city in front of a herd of bulls for a moment, then walking laughing and sneering to get a beer and congratulate themselves on their bravery.

  • Dink Newcomb

    Another has-been left wing fool who is trying to get some notice and suggest he is still relevant. I see his name mentioned from time to time but I have no memory of anything he has created in 30 years or so and I wonder if he still writes and sells the product.