February 24, 2009

Keepin' Those *Fangs* Zipped Up: Twilight Featured on NPR's Books We Like

Twilight was featured yesterday in NPR commentator Maureen Corrigan's Books We Like column:
"If you're familiar with Bram Stoker's Dracula (or seen the katrillion movies made from it), you know that vampires are about sex. The whole "I vant to suck your blood" routine is a cover story to cloak commingling. And therein lies the brilliance of Meyer's revision of the Dracula tale. Because, in the Twilight series, vampires are still a cover story for talking about sex, but this time round the emphasis is on abstinence. Edward, whose character is indebted to 19th-century brooding bad boys like Mr. Darcy and Mr. Rochester, is a vampire vegan. In other words, he keeps his fangs, uh, "zipped up."
Read the rest of the review here, or listen to the NPR report here.

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