These days it seems that everything wants to be a novel, and every novel wants to be approximately four thousand pages long. I have been accused of overwriting. In some cases the criticisms have merit; in others there are just the ill-tempered yappings of men and women who have accepted the literary anorexia of the last thirty years with a puzzling (to me, at least) lack of discussion and dissent.
- Stephen King. “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” Introduction.