Monday, August 11, 2008

Don't Disappoint the Fandom!

I have been following the backlash against Stephanie Meyer's new book Breaking Dawn recently with great interest. Only a week ago she was being hailed as the next JK Rowling, and then the book is released, to much hype, and the fans hated it, so much so that they started returning the book to bookshops (rather than burning them, which was originally suggested) so that Ms Meyer won't receive any royalty monies. Harsh. Just goes to show that you shouldn't break the golden rules and mess with your own Universe's internal consistancy. For example, one of the main gripes seems to be the new development that a vampire, which previously had no body fluids, no tears, etc, suddenly has functioning sperm.


A news article about the backlash and book-returning campaign can be found here: http://news.guelphmercury.com/arts/article/365065

Just a few samples of the fan backlash (and disappointment) can be found here: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArATgff2C68QC1e8F08rAYXwBwx.;_ylv=3?qid=20080810153118AA7q4RS and


1 comment:

Onyeka Nwelue said...

I think publicity matters a lot. And why would they return the books? That's crazy. I think the writer should relax and enjoy this tussle. I'm glad it's nothing to do with plagiarism.

So, how far with the novel?