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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon January 19th, 2009, 12:42 am

Heavens, the things that can happen in beautiful downtown Forks that the Seattle media picks up on.

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Postby diamondlil » Mon January 19th, 2009, 1:05 am

Slow news day?
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Postby Misfit » Mon January 19th, 2009, 1:31 am

"diamondlil" wrote:Slow news day?


That would have been my first thought but the news guys had plenty to keep them going today. Big apartment fire, the young boy killed at the monster rally and a huge puppy mill busted but no, we need the latest news from Forks :o :) :o :confused:

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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon January 19th, 2009, 3:44 am

Hey, that area needs all the help it can get. Back when I was in the Coast Guard, I was stationed in Astoria and I used to drive repaired radios/radars/sonars to all the bases from Port Angeles to Coos Bay. I saw most of those tiny towns a lot, and there isn't a whole lot of business there.
I bet Forks thinks Twilight is the best thing that ever happened to them. Probably Port Townsend is wishing they had made it into the story!

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Postby Misfit » Mon January 19th, 2009, 2:46 pm

"MLE" wrote:Hey, that area needs all the help it can get. Back when I was in the Coast Guard, I was stationed in Astoria and I used to drive repaired radios/radars/sonars to all the bases from Port Angeles to Coos Bay. I saw most of those tiny towns a lot, and there isn't a whole lot of business there.
I bet Forks thinks Twilight is the best thing that ever happened to them. Probably Port Townsend is wishing they had made it into the story!


Twighlight is the best thing to happen to Forks in years, that old logging town has not done well since the Spotted Owl (don't mention that word in town) controversy. They're making money hand over fist right now in tourist dollars.

Somehow I'd hate to think of vampires and werewolves running lose in Victorian Port Townsend. Too urban anyway, not enough trees to swing around in :o :)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed February 4th, 2009, 6:26 am

King Not A Fan Of Twilight Author

3 February 2009 5:25 PM, PST

Horror writer Stephen King has served up a fright for Twilight author Stephenie Meyers, insisting she "can't write worth a darn". King, the writer of classics like Carrie and Misery, has gone public with his critique of in-vogue Utah-based novelist Meyers in the upcoming issue of USA Weekend magazine.

He starts by complimenting J.K. Rowling on her Harry Potter books, and then slates Meyer.

He says, "Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.

"It’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because it’s not overtly sexual.

"A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet."

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Postby Divia » Wed February 4th, 2009, 12:13 pm

ummmm. Ok.

So was there sex in the HP series? If so maybe I need to read them.

I wont lie Twilight was a romanticized version of love. But it was also a fantasy land that a lot of girls need to escape into.

Personally I think both Steve King and Meyer have their place. This isn't a pissing contest.
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Postby EC2 » Wed February 4th, 2009, 12:24 pm

"Divia" wrote:I wont lie Twilight was a romanticized version of love. But it was also a fantasy land that a lot of girls need to escape into.

Personally I think both Steve King and Meyer have their place. This isn't a pissing contest.


Right on Divia, especially that last sentence. Harry Potter wasn't perfect. Some readers might quibble at the ending and the choices Hermione makes. What does that say for women?
Just accept it for what it is. Meyer has drawn millions of readers into her world, not all of them teenage girls. If you can suck people in and get them reading and talking then that's great.
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Postby Leyland » Wed February 4th, 2009, 12:50 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:He says, "Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.


Because King can get into the psyche of a contemporary female tween/teen so successfully as to know exactly what type of writing is 'worth a darn' to them! I wonder if he thinks Hannah Montana can sing 'worth a darn'. Hey, Steve, it works - don't knock it. Meyer didn't write it for you! Or me for that matter, but I loved the story anyway.
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Postby LCW » Wed February 4th, 2009, 6:42 pm

"Leyland" wrote:Because King can get into the psyche of a contemporary female tween/teen so successfully as to know exactly what type of writing is 'worth a darn' to them!


Exactly what I was thinking!! Ever since I was a teen I've tried to read King's novels but they just never grabbed me. He's made a fortune and I think it's in pretty bad taste for him to trash a new up and coming novelist who I'm sure will improve with time. I agree her writing wasn't perfect but it was a good story and I, who rightly or wrongly do consider myself somewhat intelligent, enjoyed it and plan to read the sequals.
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