Did Stephen King Really Say that on Twilight?
Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.
from Robin Browne, quoted ~ by Andrew Futral
here's some sources for those of you online historians:
What Did Stephen King Say About Twilight?
the real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good.
people are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because it's not overtly sexual.
A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like, the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that's a shorthand for all the feelings that they're not ready to deal with yet.
[Exclusive: Stephen King on J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer By USA Weekend. At http://whosnews.usaweekend.com/2009/02/exclusive-stephen-king-on-jk-rowling-stephenie-meyer/ , accessed on 2013-01-30 ]
See also: Discovering Twilight Dawn Reaction.