Is King king?
I remember feeling really bad ass when I took "Everything's Eventual" out from the library a couple years ago. I felt bad ass when I read The Dark Tower(Though I didn't get through all of them. They burned-ed up.) I've just finished Duma Key, but I didn't feel bad ass. It was well written, enjoyable. But I think that was pretty much it.
In a world were it seems very few people read anymore, everyone knows/has read/loves Stephen King. Especially teenagers. (Hiss hiss)
My question is why is he so popular? I have some ideas in that regard, but I'm curious what you guys think. And also, do you think he is worthy of his lugubrious praises?
(I hope I used lugubrious right. Otherwise I'm going to look like an asshole.)