Note: this is The Literary Pursuit’s 100th post!
According to a Book Costa Awards survey, 85% of readers have a secret guilty pleasure author they love to read but too ashamed to admit. The top five are:
1. Stephen King
2. J.K. Rowling
3. John Grisham/Dan Brown
4. Danielle Steele/Catherine Cookson
5. Terry Pratchett
So now we know why they’re often dissed and criticised – it’s a kind of love-hate relationship not unlike in the movies, where the guy and the girl, so obviously attracted to each other and yet at the same time are repulsed too and thus the denial of their attraction.