The Council’s Ruling — Most Overrated Author

August 11, 2008, 8:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — Who is the most overrated author?

The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue, although there may be a plurality supporting Stephen King.

Tom offers this opinion, joined by Kaitlin and Job:

William Shakespeare. Cleverly explore a few themes universal to the human experience and all the sudden you’re “The Bard?” Puh-lease.


Steve offers this opinion, joined by Connie and Djere:

J.K. Rowling. Her reputation and her net worth far exceed the (average) level of her work.


MC-B offers this opinion, joined by Tom:

Stephen King; I get it, the guy writes scary novels. Anything else?


Connie offers this opinion, joined by MC-B:

Stephen King — he preys on the cheap thrills that come from dabbling in the occult. There are places he goes that he shouldn’t, and stupid people follow who also shouldn’t.


Erin offers this opinion, joined by David:

Either Stephen King or the LaHaye/Jenkins duo. King is just too morbid, and the others needed to be shut up during their first book.


Djere offers this opinion, joined by Mike:

Mitch Albom — I’d rather spend Tuesdays with morons than his book.


Chloe offers this opinion:

Muhammad — he wrote, at times, pure nonsense, which even some Qur’an scholars will confess.


Josh played no part in the determination of this issue.

Next time: What is the most difficult job?


4 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Most Overrated Author”

  1. aaron on August 13th, 2008 9:35 am

    Well, Shakespeare was Francis Bacon so there’s that (if you really believe the conspiracy/story he was also Miguel Cervantes).

    But it’s easily John Grisham. Not. Good. At. All. That’s my opinion. Sue me.

    Never read Stephen King, but I don’t think you can underestimate the Dark Towers stories. I do; I’m not sure I should. And I hear IT is pretty good.

  2. Capt. Steve on August 14th, 2008 4:38 pm

    You can’t pigeon hole Stephen King into Just Scary Novels!!! the guys has written some of the most creative Short stories of modern time including the original version of the classic 80’s movie “Stand By Me” he has written best selling sports non fiction. He has also written a testimonial regarding his struggle alcoholism. King is one of the great story tellers of our era. If any thing he has been underrated.

  3. Capt. Steve on August 14th, 2008 4:40 pm

    LaHaye/Jenkins now there a pair that should quit

  4. Steve on August 14th, 2008 5:34 pm

    King was responsible for The Shawshank Redemption as novella, which would have kept me for voting for him by itself. Not opposed to Albom, either, and was surprised by his two votes. Don’t you have to be highly rated to be overrated?

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