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Stephenie Meyer: A Latter-Day J.K. Rowling?

stepmeyer.jpgTime magazine profiles Stephenie Meyer, author of the vampire-ridden Twilight series whose first non-“Twilight” book, “The Host’ will be out next month. Citing her unlikely rise to best-sellerdom (Meyer was a Phoenix, Ariz. housewife when she penned the first “Twilight” novel) and her 5 million copies in print, Time compares Meyer’s success to J.K. Rowling’s. But where Rowling’s lightly held Christianity factored heavily in her Potter books, Meyer’s deeply felt Mormon faith is only hazily visible in her work.

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Meyer refrains from explicit sex scenes of course (despite “pressure,” one assumes from her publisher, to include them. But the most Mormon part of her story is how her vampires choose to avoid killing humans by feasting on lower animals. “I really think that’s the underlying metaphor of my vampires,” Meyer tells Time. “It doesn’t matter where you’re stuck in life or what you think you have to do; you can always choose something else. There’s always a different path.” Similarly, the tension between her teenaged main characters is, in the words of Time’s critic, “the erotics of abstinence.”
A footnote to Meyer’s story, not noted in Time, is that Catherine Hardwick will direct the movie of the first of the Twilight series, due out in December. Hardwick, who broke in as a director with “Thirteen,” a sometimes scandalously bleak look at the world of the modern teen, would once have seemed an odd choice to make a movie that will appeal to Mormon audiences. After directing last year’s “The Nativity Story,” however, she’s apparently become the go-to girl for mildly religious fare.

  • Lindsey

    Books-A-Million is hosting THE party of the Summer for all Twilight fans. Celebrate the midnight release of Breaking Dawn with Twilight trivia contests, costume contests, prizes, and much more! Party starts at 10pm on Friday, August 1st. Visit you local Books-A-Million to pre-purchase the book today and be the first in line to get Breaking Dawn at midnight, you won’t get it anywhere else faster!

  • Felicia

    Barnes & Noble will HOST the parties that will ECLIPSE all others!Not only will our parties have the usual contests such as trivia, costume, etc., but we will have a variety of other creative contests and competitons as well! We have lots of freebies to give away, ans we are pumped up to party with you! Come TWILIGHT, you need to head on down to your local B&N for the best party since the NEW MOON! Pre-purchased your book today and start reading at 12:05!

  • Emilia Geneovla

    I love Stephenie Meyer’s and JK Rowling’s books, but I think that Twilight is a better series. They are also different in their genres. The Harry Potter books are more of a fantasy that can be enjoyed by anyone, while the Twilight books are more widely ready by females than males, and have more of a romantic twist to them, with a little bit of other genres in them.

  • Jane

    JK Rowling is far better then Stephenie Meyer,
    I’ve read both series, and Harry Potter wins hands down.

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