I’m not really an actor, but I think I could look pained, stilted, sullen, and yet all powerful enough to be at least one of the extraneous vampires that pop up in the last two books. Yes, I have read all the books. You didn’t know that about me did you?
I really enjoy joining random niche book clubs. For example, I was in the Jane Austen Society, a book club devoted to Jane Austen books… And last year I joined the Harold Way Twilight Book Club.
The twilight books are not great works of literature, but they are fairly engrossing. There were two things that Stephanie Meyer did that bothered me though. She called herself out on ripping off classical store such as Romeo and Juliet and Wuthering Heights. Duh. Maybe she wanted to encourage people (teen girls) to go read those books, but these books are anything but obscure and are, in fact, required reading at some point or another for most high school kids in the US. The other thing she did, and this might have been after she had already made a movie deal for the first book, was blatant and awkward product placement. I don’t mind using brand names to describe things, but most of Meyer’s uses were, in my opinion, extraneous and pointless in most cases.
That being said, don’t you think I could play one of the 40 of 50 random vampires that pop up by the fourth book? Did I mention that I can look off into the distance at a three-quarter to profile angle?