Malcolm Abbott defends his father, Gregory, in the college admissions scandal.
AVLI: I'm reading Mr. King's new book. It's full of indirect adverting which I assume Mr. King will be financially rewarded for. Example: Page 265 of the paper edition of a thriller titled: The Outsider: "When Holly was unsure about what to do next, she almost always sought out either an International House of Pancakes or a Dennys." Page 266: The Outsider: "The waitress came back to offer more coffee and Holly agreed. You didn't get free refills at Starbucks." Page 248 (She) ... opened Math Cruncher on her computer. In her opinion it was the best program for solving everyday problems." On and on it goes, the novel reads like a guide to MR. King's sponsors. So my question is, If I can't trust his novels to be "art" instead of advertising why should I trust his political opinions?