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Locus's 2013 Recommend Reads - Some thoughts

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King Joyland - Stephen King

I'm going to preface what I'm about to say by saying I think Stephen King is a better writer than he gets credit for and The Dark Tower series is at the top of my all time favorite book list.


And now...


Did there really have to be two Stephen King books on the fantasy portion of this list?  Firstly, I thought Doctor Sleep was likeable but an average King and Joyland was mediocre.   Secondly, the man is already a household name and could sell a phonebook if they slapped his name on the cover.  


Couldn't they find an author who would have actually benefited from the exposure of being in one of those spots?