He’s kind of freed things up for us. You know, Bulgakov – is he sci-fi? Is he magic realist? Even our own tradition, George Eliot, The Lifted Veil, that’s sci-fi, isn’t it?
Stephenie Meyer cannot hold a flaming pitch torch to George Eliot. There is a Great Tradition of English Literature - a Canon of transcendent works - and Breaking Dawn is not part of it.
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