Now that the heyday of this particular pop culture phenomenon is safely behind us, I feel it’s fair to bring up Twilight. I have never read it. I don’t plan to. One of these days, I do plan to rent the movie for my wife and I to watch on mute so we can make up our own dialogue.
Now that’s out of the way, I have to admit that Twilight has one of the best covers out there. The sheer simplicity of the pale white hands holding out a vibrant red apple from out of the black void is an inviting image of a pseudo-Biblical nature.
I’d go so far as to say anyone who has seen this cover and calls it a bad cover is either (a) lying to protect their supposed “literary” reputation, or (b) has a bad eye for artistry.
As for the books themselves, I have friends who have read them and say the following: “They’re terribly written. But I like the stories.”
Fair enough. Story is king.