Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Twilight Machine

While I may occasionally sneer at Twilight, one thing that fascinates me about it is its level of success. Absolutely phenomenal and bewildering at the same time.

I mean, how often does this level of mainstream popularity and success happen to an author who'd never even written a novel before? A manuscript that took a mere three months to complete? By contrast, Stoker's Dracula (1897) was written over a period of seven years.

What about the story itself? The vampire love triangle, prolonged over a series, wasn't new to young adult literature when Twilight was published in 2005. So what's the big deal about with this one?

Anyway, here's a peek inside the inspirations that gelled into the mega doorstop epic that is the Twilight saga. Of course, there's another probable angle, alluded to by Rob Pattinson, himself.

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