Premium- Lisey's Story -Analyzing Jim Dooley's Scott Landon Wall On 'Lisey's Story'
It's hard to know whether to laugh at Jim Dooley or be terrified of him (or both), but you have to give the man props for his collage-making skills. Sure, he's a completely deranged stalker, but his Scott Landon wall on Lisey's Story is a work of art — and it's also super revealing. Thanks to Dooley's arts and crafts project, viewers now have a little bit of insight into Landon's work, and also into the mind of Lisey's Story author Stephen King.
Here's something you should know about King: The master of horror is a wee bit defensive about his critics. But in the author's defense, his work has faced its share of unfair criticism from elitist book reviewers who frown upon genre fiction. King's work is popular, and therefore it can't actually be good seems to be the general thought process among his most vocal critics.
For instance, in 2003, King was honored with the National Book Awards Medal for Distinguished Contributions to American Letters, and literary critic Harold Bloom swiftly complained about the author's win to the The New York Times. "He is a man who writes what used to be called penny dreadfuls," Bloom said. "That they could believe that there is any literary value there or any aesthetic accomplishment or signs of an inventive human intelligence is simply a testimony to their own idiocy."