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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

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Post by diamondlil » Thu July 16th, 2009, 9:07 pm

I really enjoyed the first book, thought the second book was pretty good (I really like Jacob!) but yes, totally agree about the fourth book!
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Post by diamondlil » Sun July 26th, 2009, 4:23 am

It has been announced that there is now going to be a manga/comic version of Twilight coming out soon. It's a very popular step in publishing these days.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Wed September 2nd, 2009, 1:37 pm

While reading about the WH controversy I came across this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books

So author Jordan Scott thinks SM plagiarised her book. I never got to Breaking Dawn - the recaps at http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/630150.html were more than enough for me. But the similarities between the Scott book and Twilight, which her lawyer claims prove SM plagiarised her, are just laughable:

Among these are that both books include an after-wedding sex scene on a beach, that both contain a scene about a woman who is sick because she's pregnant with a child with evil powers, that both feature a scene in which the pregnant wife is dying, that both include a scene in which the main character sees their baby for the first time, and that both see the main character turn into a vampire. Scott also points out that in both books the main character refers to his wife as "love".

Pregnant with a child with evil powers...Rosemary's Baby, anyone? And I can think of a few other books where 'the main character sees their baby for the first time' - a few hundred, probably.

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Post by Curiosity Shoppe » Thu September 3rd, 2009, 3:23 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Scott also points out that in both books the main character refers to his wife as "love".[/quote]



LULZ

Seriously? No, seriously?

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Post by Miss Moppet » Thu September 3rd, 2009, 6:35 pm

[quote=""Curiosity Shoppe""]LULZ

Seriously? No, seriously?[/quote]

Seriously. Here

http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/04/twilight- ... ire-story/

is the original story from TMZ with a link to a pdf of a letter from Jordan Scott's lawyers detailing the alleged similarities between her book and Breaking Dawn.

The woman must be nuts, and she's going to waste a fortune on lawyer fees. There is really very little similarity, apart from a few cliches to be found in probably every wedding night/pregnancy/birth scene ever written.

Lulz indeed.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 3rd, 2010, 2:13 pm

I've just finished New Moon and found it very entertaining! I did miss Edward in the middle, though. Glad he's back. :rolleyes: I'm looking forward to seeing the film now when it comes out on DVD, which I believe is in March.
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Post by Divia » Wed March 31st, 2010, 1:00 am

Ms Meyer will be publishing a NEW book come June 5. It is called: "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" and will be a novella. Even more exciting is that people will be able to read the story for FREE from June 7 at noon and until July 5, the entire story will be available at http://www.breetanner.com
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Re: The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Post by Misfit » Wed October 7th, 2015, 8:27 pm

Bumping an old thread. Have you all heard that Meyers seems to have taken a page form EL James and has included with the ten year edition of Twilight, a reimagined version with gender swap?

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Re: The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed October 7th, 2015, 11:46 pm

I had fun with Twilight. It entertained me through a bad winter cold. We dissected it in a writing seminar. But I've never felt like re-reading it again.

This is like Hollywood coming out with endless sequels, remakes, and derivative stories. I can't imagine why Meyer doesn't do something new instead.

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Re: The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Post by Madeleine » Thu October 8th, 2015, 8:55 am

The girls at work were talking about this yesterday - has the author run out of ideas? I enjoyed the first 2 books, started to get bored with the 3rd and renamed the last one "Breaking Yawn".... :rolleyes:
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