Monday, 7 June 2010

Bree Tanner...

An exercise in arguing against the injustice of God's (or the Roman Catholic Church's) uncompromising justice. Showing that even evil can engender love in the hearts of Meyer's readership... or at least that's what I am reading between the lines in's reader comments section for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, a recently released novella by Stephenie Meyer.

As usual, Meyer has her own rationale for writing a book set in the Twilight universe and allowing Little, Brown & Co to release it less than a month before the movie of "Eclipse" is released in theatres. The Short Second Life parallels events described from Bella's perspective in Eclipse, in the same way the unfinished Midnight Sun manuscript parallels the events of the first 12 chapters of Twilight. You can read Meyer's reasoning on this book at her website (the only page there that seems to be opening at the moment). You can also check out her excerpt online:

Tomorrow, we'll all be able to read the whole thing for free at Unless you want the paper copy to add to your twilight collection.
If you want to really understand Twilight, I highly recommend John Granger's Spotlight, by the way.

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