twiliight

It seems the Twilight series is out on a new print run, with a new covers. The covers are striking and pretentious and silly, and I am here to mock them. You don’t have to thank me; it’s what I do.

I had not planned on going to the trouble to find an actual image of this thing, relying instead on my near-mystical abilities of description, but let’s face it, images get the clicks. Here’s the cover:

They did this on purpose

Full disclosure here; I have never read twiliight (apparently) and it’s pretty unlikely I ever will. I have read and enjoyed many things similar to this, even written for a similar demographic, but this whole thing seems pretty awful.

BUT! You will find millions of readers who disagree with me, and the last time I wrote something millions of people liked was never. So my hat is off to the writer of this yarn.

Who is that again?

STEPHENIE MEYER
AUTHOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING TWILIGHT SAGA

In other words, “Author of the book you are holding in your hands right now.” Which… I figure is kind of implied already. If you decide to read twiliight because it’s written by the person who wrote Twilight— you know what? You’re perfect for this story.

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2 thoughts on “twiliight

  1. I attempted to read Twilight many moons ago and the time I spent reading that piece of crap will be time and I will never get back…

  2. Imagine how much better that cover looks without “AUTHOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING TWILIGHT SAGA”
    So much more clean and forceful. But people do like to be told they’re dealing with proven success and no taint will acrue to them.
    The apple’s a bit too juicy and symbolic, but i do like the typogrphy, though it too is pointlessly “designy” an artful

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