Stephen King mocks James Patterson for self-written blurb — and writers loved it

“I think   The Black Book is my best work in 20 years. — Eric Jerome Dickey (@EricJDickey) April 7, 2017

@StephenKing Has he not even tried to disguise his name as Patterson James? The blurb on James Patterson's latest book is from…James Patterson! The curious bit, of course, is that James Patterson is quoted next to the book co-written by James Patterson… talking about James Patterson. — Taylor Elmore (@TaylorElmost) April 7, 2017

Patterson and David Ellis’   The Black Book, released last month, follows cop Billy Harney as he takes on a case involving three victims in a luxurious bedroom, and one missing black book. Show Full Article https://t.co/SCDjWsMRd4
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) April 7, 2017

@StephenKing Wait… you can do that? Representatives for Patterson did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. This changes everything. — Jason Arnopp (@JasonArnopp) April 7, 2017

@StephenKing To be fair, the guy DOES give good blurb. Literary heavyweight Stephen King couldn’t help himself from commenting on   a curious find on Friday, regarding   a picture of promotional material for fellow heavyweight James Patterson’s new novel. Better than   Along Came a Spider and   Kiss the Girls,” the blurb reads. — Seth Grahame-Smith (@sethgs) April 7, 2017

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A man who blurbs himself.Will soon be blind. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 7, 2017

Yes, but it is the discerning James Patterson. After King’s slightly snarky tweet, a mini-flurry of additional tweets from writers and screenwriters came down the pike. See the flier and the tweets below.