Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Interesting article, "Stephenie Meyer: A New J.K. Rowling?" in Time this week.
Journalist, Lev Grossman makes many on target observations about the Twilight series and Meyer's writing.

Meyer's books are full of gusting emotions. Bella never stops gasping and swooning and passing out and waking up screaming from nightmares. Her heart is always either pounding or stopping. (Bella's histrionics don't feel at all unrealistic. When you're writing about adolescents, melodrama and realism are the same thing.)


...and this bit...


There's no literary term for the quality Twilight and Harry Potter (and The Lord of the Rings) share, but you know it when you see it: their worlds have a freestanding internal integrity that makes you feel as if you should be able to buy real estate there

Her next book Breaking Dawn, will be out in August, 2008.

oh, as a personal aside:

Can the copy writers and headline thinker-uppers pu-leeeze STOP writing headlines like "Is [insert name of author here] the next J.K. Rowling?"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to your final comment about comparisons to JKR. Although most newly published writers might appreciate being in the same sentence with a much published author, it's somewhat of a slight to both that their skills cannot stand in their own merit. From a frequent reader: thanks for your blog!

Danika said...

My personal favourite: "SoAndSo is the JK Rowling of home design books!" I read that on the back of a book at the bookstore I work at... I'm hoping they were mocking the convention, but then, that would be a waste of a review quote...

Camille said...

Thank you for affirming my thoughts. I am going to start collecting "next JKRowling" quotes.

Jenny said...

Stephenie Meyer's next book is called The Host. It was released yesterday. It is not apart of the Twilight series. Breaking Dawn will be her fifth book, fourth in the Twilight series.