King respondsPosted: September 30, 2008, 00:02:29
From the 10/3 issue of Entertainment Weekly. A letter about the most recent column, and for the first time in a long time, if ever, King responds to it.
From page 2:
Lee Child and Michael Connelly are among my favorite authors, while current chick lit makes me gag (The Pop of King). What's appealing about "manfiction" characters is their confidence, humor, and sense of morality. I'd rather read about them than the hunk on the tropical isle Stephen King described.
Nancy Urbanis, Tunkhannock, PA
Columnist Stephen King responds: No sexism intended. Ladies have every right to enjoy the exploits of Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch...just as I have every right to enjoy Nora Roberts. Genre fiction is NOT unisex.
Thanks to Bev Vincent