Thank you for writing the Twilight series. It's really fabulous, as I'm sure you've been told multiple times. One critic indicated they are books that one would want to live in. I agree. Not sure if I'd want to be the main characters, but maybe a very good friend. I'd love to live in the world you created and witness it's magic. I forgot that I like to read until I read all four books in four days, even with a new baby and an 18 month old running around. I was tired, for certain, because I read at night mostly after my newborn had fallen asleep in my lap. Totally worth it.
Men, mostly, have apparently said it's this metaphor for chastity that is the draw for women. I'm not sure that it can be that simple. Being with someone whose first natural urge is to kill you but instead is in love with you and refuses to give in to the urge is much different than someone who refuses his urge to have sex with you; not to mention the other benefits of a vampire lover like him having super powers to protect you and eavesdrop for you as well as probably having endlessly interesting things to talk about because of living for so long and being well read, as well as being a vampire, etc... Unless, of course, men feel that women equate sex with death. I've never been that woman in particular. I find it offensive that someone would reduce it to simply being about the ability of a man to remain chaste.
I was disappointed in the movie because I felt there were poor choices made as far as putting in scenes that I felt were unnecessary and poorly written instead of using the wonderfully written scenes from the book. I do like the movie; enough of the feeling of the book is preserved and some of the acting is very good. Some other elements like lighting and scenery also help. I have a feeling the movies will improve as the series continues because there will be much less introduction into the world and more expression of it. It is fun to anticipate the progression on film. The movies make the world feel like it has been wished into existence by the readers.
I may have to dive into The Host soon.
Congratulations on your success. Thank you, again, for writing the Twilight story.
Dear Kristen Stewart,