Jonathan Franzen or Stephen King?

There are two male authors who wax and wane in critical opinion even though their sales remain strong: Stephen King and Jonathan Franzen. One of these authors sells millions of books in spite of lackluster prose, mediocre imagination, and a serious infestation of worn-out clichés. The other, of course, wrote Carrie.

See if you can spot which author is which in the following photo quiz:

A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.
One
A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.
Two
A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.
Three
A white male author with shaggy hair in black glasses.
Four
A white male author with shaggy hair and a beard.
Five
A white male author with shaggy hair and a beard in black glasses.
Six
A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.
Seven

 

Answers:

  1. Jonathan Franzen
  2. Stephen King
  3. Stephen King
  4. Jonathan Franzen
  5. Stephen King
  6. Jonathan Franzen
  7. Stephen King

We here at Olivia Waite have to ask: have you ever seen Stephen King and Jonathan Franzen in the same room at the same time?

We haven’t either.

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2 thoughts on “Jonathan Franzen or Stephen King?

  1. Your comment came fresh on the heels of a friend’s drawing for “The Last Werewolf,” which therefore mixed in my head to become “The Last of the Werewolves.” A James Fenimore Cooper-style shifter story. It would be just about the best thing ever.

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