Now updated through Breaking Dawn…
Which favorite authors, you may ask?
Wait? What? Yes, THIS favorite author. (More on that in a minute.)
Though “completely unauthorized” (sounds so illicit!), the book is full of some really interesting (and some really funny) critical essays about the series. (Updated because, as you can imagine, many of us had much to say about Breaking Dawn.) Seriously, my mother hasn’t even read the books, and I caught her laughing hysterically over Rachel Caine’s piece.
Linda Gerber explores the real wolf myths, including those of the (real) Quillete Tribe. Megan McCafferty has an interesting essay on the attractions of the bad boy, and whether those are lasting, or passing. Anne Ursu writes a piece that I love about the fantasy of a perfect love. And I write about what Bella Swann has in common with Antigone, Juliet, Ellen Ripley, and Jim Carey. (No. Really.) It’s a purely literary analysis, geeky in the extreme. In other words, it’s still me.
This is for fans of the Twilight series, but I also recommend it for people who want to talk to fans of the series. (Teachers, librarians, moms.) Many of the authors do an admirable job (seriously) of bringing up good points about the characters and relationships while still being respectful of the author, her work, and her fans.
SO, pick it up, or order it from the links at the Smart Pop website.