Thursday, November 27, 2008

How, I ask you. How?

So my dad called yesterday and said, "I think you should write a book about vampires." Apparently he's just caught wind of the whole TWILIGHT phenom and (because he loves me) he wants me to get a piece of the action. Meanwhile tonight at the movie theater (my men and I went to see the new Bond movie), I was TRULY surprised at how many women there were in the bathroom. I've never seen so many women in a bathroom at a movie theater before--not even in New York City. And I asked myself, "Why are there so many women in this bathroom with me?" Then I realized they were all there to see the new TWILIGHT movie. And really, it was almost kind of frightening.

Which brings me to tonight's completely unoriginal question: how does a book become a phenomenon?

4 comments:

Lisa B. said...

I am interested to hear how this happens from someone else. Poetry, as we all know, does not become a phenomenon, at least not very often. But it is impressive, actually, when it does happen in any genre, at least on some level.

shelley said...

I prefer to think of 'Twilight' as an unfortunate, temporary insanity from which our society is suffering. I don't understand it, I think the books are terrible with horrible writing. (Clouds cannot "slowly dart" across the sky!) And I think many of the book's/movie's greatest proponents are women who would typically vocally condemn such things. I happen to know a mother who won't let her children read Harry Potter because of its evil 'witchcraft', but will let them read Twilight ("Afterall, Meyers is an LDS writer!")
It's all dumb, but so sweet of your Dad to think you should cut a piece of that cake. Did you have a lovely Thanksgiving?

Pink Ink said...

I am amazed, too.

And just a tiny bit jealous. Very tiny bit. Like the poke of vampire teeth...

However this happened, she is one lucky author.

Kerry said...

Vampires! *That's* the secret!