who is your favorite author and why?

Kitty asks…

“Who is your favorite author and why?”

The name that immediately comes to mind, without thinking about it, is Stephen King. Not only because he writes fascinating works of fiction, but because he’s such a generally good guy   

He doesn’t forget where he came from, which comes through in his writing and his quotes. 

Some of my favourites are:

“I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar. ”

on paying more tax 

and

“Eula-Beulah was prone to farts – the kind that are both loud and smelly. Sometimes when she was so afflicted, she would throw me on the couch, drop her wool-skirted butt on my face, and let loose. “Pow!” she’d cry in high glee. It was like being buried in marshgas fireworks. I remember the dark, the sense that I was suffocating, and I remember laughing. Because, while what was happening was sort of horrible, it was also sort of funny. In many ways, Eula-Beulah prepared me for literary criticism. After having a two-hundred-pound babysitter fart on your face and yell Pow!, The Village Voice holds few terrors.”

on receiving criticism

and

“FEAR stands for fuck everything and run”

on fear

and

“I’m one of those people who doesn’t really know what he thinks until he writes it down.”

on writing

and finally

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

on life and death 

What a guy!

Next question for K:

“What are you afraid of?”

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