Re: Steven King's The Plant

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 21:40:11 MDT

> yeah except Steven King has been writing utter shit for years.

I've always had a lot more respect for artists who actually
try to understand what their audience wants and provide that,
than for those who think that art has some nebulous "higher"
purpose beyond simple entertainment. Shakespeare's greatest
strength was that he wrote simple entertainment for simple
folks; he wasn't afraid to go for the cheap laugh of a dirty
joke or a pun where needed, and his brilliant use of language
and poetic form wasn't to challenge his audience's mind, but
simply to entertain them. He juggled the language like a
street performer juggles torches, as deftly and for the same
purpose. /That/ is the highest form of art.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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