Stephen King made his opinion of Stephenie Meyer’s writing quite clear.  You can follow that link for the whole story. I just want to comment on this:

Attempting to explain the enormous success of Meyer’s novels, King speculated that Twilighters simply aren’t yet ready for a depiction of real, adult romance: “It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening, because they’re not overtly sexual. A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet.”

I wonder if Mr. King knows about Cougars and Twilight Moms. There are a lot of us out there. I’m 38, and I assure you I’ve been ready to deal with those feelings for quite some time. Romance and sexual tension are sexy. I don’t think it matters what age you are. Is it light reading? Sure. It’s wonderfully light and easy to read. That’s what I love about Ms. Meyer’s style. Is it poorly written? That’s debatable. You’d have to define poorly written. I’ll take a writer that is not so technically proficient but can tell a story over a textbook writer anyday. For the record, I’m not calling Mr. King a textbook writer. I’ve never read anything he’s written, except reviews like this, so I couldn’t really say. I have read the Twilight Saga four times though.

So, the random thought generator that sits next to me at work, whom I shall call Random, likes to read my blog over my shoulder when I sneak on from my desk. To my embarrassment he caught the If I Admit I’m A Cougar post. I turned red. We laughed. We agreed it was a clever turn of phrase on my part, or I agreed and he placated, I’m not sure. Anyway, from there the conversation went as conversations with Random do:

Me: You see, Edward’s favorite food is mountain lions.

Random: Mountain lions. Hmm, so PETA definitely would not approve of Edward Cullen then.

Me: Definitely not, though by his standards he is a vegetarian.

Random: Hey, do you think Edward could tell that Soylent Green is people?

Me: (LOL) Why yes, I imagine he could.


So, while I’m on the subject of Random, who is a big fan of peanut butter cups, and also on the subject of the morality associated with diet I thought I’d take the time to show you a t-shirt I once saw that cracked me up. Unfortunately I’m not able to upload an image at the moment so follow the link, please.

…would Edward Cullen stalk me? Just a random thought.