Chad asked:

Which is worse? Stephen King's writing/work when he was using drugs? Or his writing/work when he was sober?

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Christopher Jones If King was still taking hard drugs he'd probably be dead right now, from one overdose complication or another. I don't know about you but I prefer a living King to a dead one.
a. The phrasing of your question seems like you don't really want an answer, but to make a point that you dislike Stephen King... Having said that, this is not at all one of his best. We can never truly know what books were written during what period. Who knows if he's truthful about it. Addicts can be hard to trust.
Mike Marsbergen He's got good stuff from both eras. This one was written while he was healing after being hit by a van, and he was addicted to OxyContin at the time.
Drew Ross I don't think it matters. He has written phenomenal books in phases of addiction and also a few duds. Same while he's been sober. But I'm glad he's happy with sobriety. I'm sure his family is too. I've enjoyed all his books even if some of them fell flat. I've read 38 so far.

One of my favorite analyses of the difference between intoxicated/sober writing is in Aarons Sorkin's commencement speech.
Teresa I may not be the best to answer this, but I like the majority of his work, whether it was written during his addiction or his sobriety. However I do think that some of his older work is a bit darker, which may be attributed to his addiction, setting as how addiction/alcoholism can cause depression.
Strazdas According to Stephen King himself in his work "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" His writing was worse when he was on drugs.
Diane During his addiction period, his work was darker. Reminded me of some of Edgar Allan Poe
Masterbaron i know that he wrote IT and The Drawing of the Three under dugs
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