8/08/2008

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

YA Alert! Check out Boodledoo's TOAD HILL review of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Interesting fact: Twilight's 498 pages were written in only about three month's time.

6 comments:

serafina-zane said...

I would never be able to manage that. It took me about a year (not of solid work though, I had other projects + school + whatever) to write a 50,000 word novel, and that's only *just* about 250 or so pages.
Even NaNo amazes me...even though I'm trying for real this year...

Anonymous said...

Okay . . . I think the reason Twilight is such "lite" reading is BECAUSE it took only 3 months to write.

Medeia said...

No, I don't think that's necessarily true. It's more the fact that the protagonist is a blank canvas. Easy to paint on, but pretty boring to look at.

Anonymous said...

It's the thoughtful buildup of layers on the canvas, though, that makes a painting a masterpiece instead of something just to "match your couch." Being thoughtful takes time. I don't think Meyer particularly cared to deepen her characters . . . and maybe she found such success with this series BECAUSE readers could project themselves onto the blank-canvas protagonist and fill in the colors. It certainly seems to appeal to 10 year olds as well as adults my age -- and yes, she deserves kudos for finding the golden ticket.

But to me, Twilight is to writing, as Thomas Kinkade is to painting.

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/paintings-light-ii.php?page=1

Can you tell I'm not a big fan of Twilight? On the other hand, I loved The Host.

Addie said...

I don't look at the Twilight series like that. I mean with the metaphorical paintings and such. It is what it is: an exciting teen romance novel with little depth.

That doesn't mean it isn't a great book-Twilight had me hanging on Edward's every word. But the point being it's a book to read when your bored, not something to inspire ponderings of life's greater questions and mysteries.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that Twilight was only written in 3 months. It's mediocre quality seeps from its pages.