I think Stephen King is one of the best writers EVER. Before you say, "Eek, he's a horror writer," remember stories like Misery, Stand by Me, The Green Mile, various essays on writing, and on and on.
In this exclusive interview with USA Today, he talks about today's most popular, contemporary writers. He says:
Both [J.K.]Rowling and [Stephanie]Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.
What do you think? Does style matter over substance? Do you believe that 'any book that gets kids to read' is a good thing? What are some of your favorite King books?