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Video of Anne Rice Discussing Stephenie Meyer and Twilight

In this video Anne Rice discusses Stephenie Meyer and the success of The Twilight Saga.  It is very interesting to hear what she has to say although as a fan I don’t necessarily agree with what she says. What do you think?

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Source: AnneRiceDotCom via @felinavamp

  • Mcwrixon

    I am so glad she did this, because I was previously very upset with her comments. But she does give credit where credit is due – to Stephanie

    If perhaps she would read more of the books, or the whole of the stories.

    She would see many literary pieces are referred into this saga… Romeo & Juliet, Anne of Green Gables, Wuthering Heights – and bit references of A midnight summers dream, Sense and Senisbily, Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice…. hense our love story of Edward and Bella… history of writing geared to another generation. Guess what – it work for all – the readers, the writer and now all the stars of the movies and so on

    SO way to Go Stephanie – and Thanks Anne – for your honest video… acknowledging the overwhelming success of Twilight, it's writer and it's loyal readers

  • RobNKris90

    I agree that Anne Rice is just stating her opinion. She is one of the most well-known vampire writers out there, but I believe Twilight is one of the biggest things to ever happen in the literary world. It is a beautiful story that some will love and some will judge. All is a matter of opinion, but my personal opinion I love twilight.

  • Sia

    I could care less if she has an opinion or not ! MY PROBLEM IS JUST RESPECTING STEPHENIE MEYER AND WHAT'S SHE'S DONE !

  • Donna

    Nice backpedaling there Anne. The key word that she didn't use until the very end and hasn't used before now is that it's her “OPINION”. She was stating it as fact before like she knows exactly what a vampire would do. I guess she knows a few herself. LOL The point is it's FICTION! So, the characters of a FICTIONAL book will do WHATEVER the author wants them to do. So if an author wants a vampire to join the circus and become a clown, then guess what… that's what vampires do in that world. Jeez! Nobody can say what a vampire will or won't do since they are made up and don't exist.

  • Kitty

    She clearly states that she respects Stephenie Meyer and the books. She's entitled to her own opinion, and I thought she was very gracious about the books.

  • Stugg36

    If you actually listen to Anne Rice, you would have heard her say exactly that – she DOES respect Stephenie and what she has accomplished. She said that it is not her choice of literature and that is perfectly okay. It's called free choice.

  • Lady Quintala

    Finally, Someone Agrees With Me… It Was Her Opinion, Stephanie And Anne's Books Are Fictional And Because They Are Fictional The Writer Can Do What Ever They Want.. Vampires Dont Exist Therefore Everyone Has A Different View Of Vampires… If You look On the Bookshelves Of Any Store In The Fantacy Section You Will See That Every Vampire Book Is Different Espcially On How Each Person Veiws Them, Every Other Mythologal Creature Is Different Too ie: Warewolves, Unicorns, Wiches…… Depending On How You View Them They Will Be Different. Anne Rice Is Right She Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due But She Is Entitled To Her Opinion…

  • Chela madison

    I think she has a right to her opinion. Her not loving Twilight doesn't stop us from loving it. And she was very respectful of Stephenie, Steph's work, and the fandom. So, I appreciate her clarifying her point, I appreciate that she dislikes Twilight but still respects it, and that she respects what it has accomplished

  • Anna_marie331

    I agree with Anne Rice. Although she isn't a fan of Twilight she was curious and looked through the books, read a little of it and visited the movies to see it. She respects Stephenie Meyer and her idea of it. She didnt bash Twilight for me and maybe for other people. The book is simple and easy to understand. What i dont agree with is the Highschool part. Education is probably importent to her and wants to show an exsample and teach in her book that for other people you dont have to drop out of school (in her book, for Vampires :) ). What Anne Rice says is her opinion and i think the other people who were insaulted should see the same, she was just being honest with what that question that she was asked. Who would honestly want to be lied to? Especially from someone like Anne Rice? Not me. So, Anne Rice said nothing wrong, she is impressed on what Stephenie Meyer accomplished and I still look up to both and continue to like and read their books.

  • Anna_marie331

    I agree with Anne Rice. Although she isn't a fan of Twilight she was curious and looked through the books, read a little of it and visited the movies to see it. She respects Stephenie Meyer and her idea of it. She didnt bash Twilight for me and maybe for other people. The book is simple and easy to understand. What i dont agree with is the Highschool part. Education is probably importent to her and wants to show an exsample and teach in her book that for other people you dont have to drop out of school (in her book, for Vampires :) ). What Anne Rice says is her opinion and i think the other people who were insaulted should see the same, she was just being honest with what that question that she was asked. Who would honestly want to be lied to? Especially from someone like Anne Rice? Not me. So, Anne Rice said nothing wrong, she is impressed on what Stephenie Meyer accomplished and I still look up to both and continue to like and read their books.

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