What would Stephen King do? A litmus test for life

What would Stephen King do? A litmus test for life

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'Wonderful' response … Stephen King. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images"Would Stephen King Like It?" That's the question author Emily Schultz has been asking, as she spends the unexpected money which landed in her account after fans of King mistakenly bought the ebook version of her 2006 novel Joyland, thinking it was the digital version of King's novel of the same name. King published his own Joyland last year, but only in print.Some don't seem to have realised – even after purchase – that the book was not by King, and left her bad reviews on Amazon: "Not up to Steven King standards. Boring and boring. No suspense. The characters were interesting, but not exciting. Did not like the ending." Others approved of King's change of pace: "Probably one of the best books written by Stephen King. Not the usual King story but instead a warm wonderful story of a young man crossing into adulthood and the things he learned."Schultz tried to get Amazon to "change their search results to keep people from buying the wrong book but never heard back, she blogs. And she's recently discovered that there were apparently "a lot of confused readers", as she's just received a big royalty payment for the mistaken books.

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