I first wanted to read Stephen King as early as eight, but my mom put up a huge protest, saying I was "too young"(even though she never read a Stephen King book. She only reads stuff like Beatrice Potter
) I kept on begging her for years to let me read one of his books, but she kept saying no. Finally, when I was thirteen, I said screw it and picked up The Tommyknockers, and found that he was the best author I had ever read. The funny thing is that she kept on saying, "oh stop reading it, you're too young" even after I finshed The Tommyknockers and moved on to Firestarter, along with the pricipal of my school. She(the principal), after telling me she didn't think I should read Stephen King, forcibly took the book from me and gave me "Chicken Soup for the Teenager's Soul". Ironically, she also never read a Stephen King book. Yet, three other adults who have read and enjoyed Stephen King(including my father) though it was perfectly fine for me to read him, and when I pointed this out to my mom, she began screaming at me.
I honestly believe I would have gotten more out of Stephen King if I read him when I was younger, and this will be one of the reasons I always will resent my mother.
Anyway, I randomly thought the other day that it would be funny if Stephen King made Stephanie Meyer an agent of the Crimson King in A Wind Through the Keyhole. It likely will not happen, but it would be funny if it did.