The Twilight Phenomenon

But how bad does Twilight get? Meyer’s characters don’t drink or smoke – nor do they have premarital sex. Time magazine described such limited frolicking as ‘the erotics of abstinence’. So why should Roberts (author of the analysis) pick a fight with this mother of three whose undead remain untainted by blood-sucking and bed-hopping? ‘When you have a phenomenon like the Twilight agenda with sales of 70 million, the ideas the books contain become part of the spiritual furniture in people’s thinking,’ he explained. ‘I just want to be able to say, here are some positive things about these stories – and here are some questions you might want to ask.’