Last night I asked my husband if he knew of Nicholas Sparks. He replied with “no”. After confessing my love for ‘A Walk to Remember’ + ‘The Notebook’ (no brainer) and reminding him that he sat through a TV viewing of ‘Dear John’ (while I was sleeping) a few weeks back — I shared with him that Nicholas Sparks is a book author and that he’s basically the Stephen King of chick flicks. I said that if he Googled “the Stephen King of chick flicks” he’d be sure to find Nicholas Sparks’ name in the top results.
While I pride myself on being a master in the art of Google search terms, I have to admit that I did not bring my A-game this time. Even after going 10 pages into Google — still no sign of the “the Stephen King of chick flicks”.
A bit of a brief film history lesson for you:
- According to Wikipedia, there are 65 films based on the works of Stephen King. My favorites include: ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Stand by Me’, and ‘The Shining’ — but there are so many classics (not all starting with an S).
- Nicholas Sparks is trailing behind with 12 books being made into films. I’d still say that the guy is really making a go for it. He’s only been in the film game since 1999. Observation: the producers of these films really like the side angle/embrace the face pose on their promos/cover art — 7 out of 12.
Anyway, because it seems that no one online has ever said “the Stephen King of chick flicks” (yes, there I go again) when speaking about Nicholas Sparks, I’m officially making the exclamation here (+ testing out my SEO skills at the same time).