I was trying out my new kindle (well, not new, but new to me) and for fun put in “Stephen King” just to see what the interface looks like, how it works, etc. Imagine my surprise and joy when I found he has a new book of short stories. I downloaded it tout de suite, looking forward to reading it in bed. About three words in I noticed the style was decidedly not Kingly. First I thought maybe it was a newly discovered story he’d written in junior high or that it would turn out to be a story within a story and I was reading a sample of the slow witted protagonist’s writing. I got to the end of the story that concluded just as stupidly as it had begun and could not figure out what was up. Turns out it’s just some hack who has managed to get a book published with King’s name on it. How is that even legal? And how can a company such as Amazon carry it? Most important, how can anything written as poorly as this one is get published at all, fake name or not?
Sample the dreck if you dare.