Thursday, June 19, 2014

Literary Tourism - Washington

I don't know a single person from Washington who doesn't like it.  Sure the weather's gloomy, but it seems that everyone can see past that.  I have only passed through the Seattle airport and I don't count airports as visiting states.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I have spent a lot of time debating on whether or not to count this for this project because ... well ... it's Twilight.  I'm not sure a vampire romance should count for anything.  But setting matters for three reasons:

  1. Meyer's mythology of vampires is that they can awake in daylight, but need clouds to cover their sparkling exterior.  Thus, Washington.  She could have chosen Britain or the Netherlands, but I think she is more familiar with this state. 
  2. After checking a map, I discovered that Forks is close to Native American Reservations.
  3. It provides a stark contrast from Bella's previous Arizona home.
So, I'm counting it.  I reviewed this book on my blog awhile back.  Feel free to learn my true feelings on it.

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