Joe -- they say your Dad wrote most of the book...

Postby MadamMack on Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:05 pm

sybil wrote:LOL @ janice and DJ.

sorry janice...but i just have to say that harry connick, jr. was here this week. but i'm sure it was actually his father who was singing. :wink:

Ihahahahahahahahaaa! I'm sure too!
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Postby Janice on Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:34 pm

oooooooohhhh. I get it now.

And here I was thinking that dumb days were the stuff of myth. :roll:
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Postby sybil on Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:54 am

oh janice...that WAS funny!
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Postby Matty on Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:18 pm

I am new to this but I would think it would be hard for Joe to not have some kind of advice and help from his father.

But the idea that Stephen helped him write the book is not only insulting, its one of those things that Joe probably thought about a lot before he started writing. The idea that nothing he did would be his in the eyes of the public.

Imo, something like that would keep me out of writing so I consider Joe a brave guy to go out on his own like this. Stephen King is his dad and a family as close as theirs is deserves to have communication.

I don't believe for a second that Stephen had a hand in this other than encouragement. From what I know of him, he wouldn't do it even if Joe had asked him. And Joe never would have.

Give the guy a break, his book is his own.

EDIT--Sorry, I didn't realize this guy had never come back. Should probably not have bumped this thread.

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Postby Patrick on Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:20 pm

Well said, Matt.
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Postby LauraK on Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:13 pm

Totally ok, matty. Everyone has a right to state their opinion and your was a well-stated one. :)


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Postby jojobird52 on Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:12 pm

Couldn't have said it better myself Mark James
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Postby Janice on Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:38 pm

Die, vile thread -- die!!!
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Postby meridith on Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:39 pm

People are just jealous because Joe can write and they can't! LOL. he and his dads writing are both awesome: thats how they are alike. Both reference pop culture and are related to horror/sci-fi type of things, but they are not identical and are written differently. oh well!

Lou Sytsma wrote:
Joe's writing isn't anything like King's writing. I think it flows better and reads faster.
I hate to compare and its still early in the game for Joe compared to Stephen.

But like every other ***hole on the planet I have an opinion :twisted: so here it is - S. King's writing is like sitting around a campfire listening to someone telling a story. J. Hill's seems more like someone sharing a secret with you ie more intimate.

Different styles. Which is better, depends on your sensibilities. I find they are both easy to read.
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