ppl: stephenie meyer

Minden egyszerűbb volt, mint vártam: összeillettünk, mint egy kirakós két darabja, melyek azért készültek, hogy kiegészítsék egymást. Ez titokban nagy elégedettséggel töltött el. Testileg ugyanannyira passzoltunk, mint minden más szempontból. A tűz és víz valahogy úgy létezett együtt, hogy nem oltotta ki egymást. Újabb bizonyíték arra, hogy hozzá tartozom.
—  Stephenie Meyer
Everything Wrong with the Twilight Saga: The Audience

The audience of a book is something that most writers have in mind. We usually set out to write a children’s book, or a YA novel, or adult fiction, and the writing reflects that. There are things that I can get away with in YA that wouldn’t fly in middle grade, but there are also things that I can’t do in YA due to the fact that it’s essentially the PG-13 of the writing world.

The audience of a book can also dictate themes. Several people disliked the moral relativism that was being discussed in A Series of Unfortunate Events, particularly at the end, because they thought that it wasn’t appropriate for children, while GRRM enjoys the ability revel in moral relativism.

Stephenie Meyer set out to write her book with a very specific audience in mind. She tailored her book to appeal just right to that audience.

The only problem was that it wasn’t the audience that the series was marketed to.

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Things to critique about in Twilight:

  • The emotionally abusive relationship between Bella and Edward
  • Lack of their character development
  • Representation of Native Americans
  • How they discuss virginity
  • Jacob and Bella’s relationship

Things not to critique:

  • The sparkling vampires
Non mi concedevo mai di pensare a lui. In questo cercavo di essere molto rigida. Ovviamente, ogni tanto cedevo, infondo ero un essere umano. Ma pian piano ci avevo fatto il callo, tanto da riuscire a evitare il dolore per giorni interi. Il prezzo da pagare era un interminabile annebbiamento. Tra il dolore e il nulla, avevo scelto il nulla.
—  Stephenie Meyer