There are other quirks to her writing too, which I find distracting. The vampire-hero, Edward, is good looking. And, lest you forget, it is mentioned every time he is. The book could have been twenty-five pages shorter had just half of the adjectives describing this boy's beauty been edited out. He has ocher eyes and bronze hair. Really? He sounds like a paint-by-number set gone wrong.
I applaud any woman who can craft such a popular story while her three children sleep. Good for her. But, what about the women who don't have blockbuster films made out of their work? What about some of my favorite women in Bloggyland?
Instead of Twilight, may I suggest the following.
If you want super natural stories, visit Tina at The Clean White Page. She even does vampires. Check out her Velvet series.
If you want to read about a small town in the Pacific North West, Rebecca from Letters to the World has lived in several and writes lovingly about them.
If you want to read a love story written by a Mormon (Stephanie Meyer is Mormon, but if you are a big fan you probably already know that.) then Fruit of the Carolyn has just that.
If you want to read someone dreamy and funky at the same time, go see Leah at The Weather in the Streets.
For heartbreak and happiness, nothing beats Kate at Calamity, Kids, and Other Stuff.
And these are just the ones suggested by Twilight. So, put that book down! And spend more time at your computer.
UPDATE, JANUARY 8, 2009I am half way through the book. I like the main character. She is very likable. And I am enjoying the story.
As an added layer of enjoyment, the hero's eyes have now been described as like honey, butterscotch, and liquid topaz. Each new one give me a giggle.