About this title:
Edward's Twilight has been Amazon's #1 Twilight parody for the past 13 months running.
From the Author:
What reviewers on Amazon are saying about Edward's Twilight:
"Awesome and the twist at the end was amazing" - "Clever and witty dialogue, very good parody" - "Finally, a parody that really "gets" Twilight" - "Really clever" - "Kept me entertained and well written" - "A very good parody" - "The author is CLEVER and he writes well" - "It wasn't what I expected, but it was still amazing" - "Well written and down right hilarious" - "Excellent parody of Twilight" - "My daughter is a twihard, it must be good my teenager hasn't put it down" - "Edward's Twilight was awesome" - "The ending is very cool" - "Creative and funny" - "Hilarious and spot on, the author did a good job" - "I love twilight but this book was a great parody" - "The author's use of synonyms just slayed me. Priceless" - "Well written and very humorous. I love a good parody and this is a GREAT one!" - "The parody is flawless" - "This novel is a PARODY - and a very good one" - "5 stars baby! I love the ending" - "Great read and highly recommended" - "I love twilight but this is hilarious" - "Very funny and creative" - "I've read a few Twilight parodies, this is the best."
Edward's Twilight is a wickedly irreverent parody of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, and is the only book telling Edward's version of Twilight. More faithful to the original story than any other parody, Edward's Twilight is the only book to parody Twilight as written by Stephenie Meyer. Set in the eccentric town of Full Moon, Washington, the alternate universe of Twilight's Forks, and narrated by Edward Cullen himself in the voice of his alter ego, Edwin Dullen, Edward's Twilight entertainingly recreates Meyer's vampire tale as Edwin Dullen and girlfriend Jezebella Penguin mercilessly spoof the wacky relationship between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Nothing is off limits as Edwin and Jezebella serve up witty and critical commentary on Meyer's characters, writing, and all things Twilight.
A short interview with Joseph Veillon, author of Edward's Twilight.
From the Author:
How did you come to write Edward's Twilight?
My interest in Twilight began when a friend loaned me her Twilight DVD. I watched it three times over one weekend, and then I borrowed her copy of the book. I knew nothing about Twilight before that, but I was definitely hooked before I finished reading the book. I got on Amazon and ordered my own copies of all four books. During the next few weeks I read and reread the entire saga, and I spent a lot of time reading about Twilight on the internet. I basically immersed myself in the world of Twilight. I eventually found out about the unfinished Midnight Sun, and that Stephenie had apparently put it on indefinite hold. I also learned that in spite of Midnight Sun being shelved, Stephenie's millions of fans were not letting it go. It was amazing.????????
In my naiveté, I decided that I would finish Midnight Sun, and I began writing Edward's Twilight. At that time, Edward's Twilight was not a parody. I did not set out to write a spoof of Twilight. In its original form, Edward's Twilight was a straightforward retelling of Twilight from Edward's viewpoint. It was meant to be the Midnight Sun that Stephenie might have written. However, it was not to be. After I had already written several chapters, I learned, much to my mortification, that I could not publish my story without infringing on Stephenie Meyer's copyright. That was a huge disappointment. For a while, I thought that was it, but then I had the idea to write Edward's Twilight as a parody.
Twilight and Stephenie Meyer are such a huge phenomenon. What made you think that you could step in and write Midnight Sun?
The whole idea was really very intimidating. After all, this was Stephenie Meyer and Twilight. I had never published anything and I was a complete unknown, but so was Stephenie Meyer before Twilight. But I knew the Twilight story thoroughly and I decided that I could write Midnight Sun just as well as the next person. I know, it sounds outrageous. I wanted to read Edward's version just as much as everyone else did. You literally could not have a discussion of Twilight without someone bringing up Midnight Sun. There was nothing more important in the entire Twilight universe, except the not yet released Breaking Dawn movie. That was very powerful motivation. I simply decided that I would finish Midnight Sun, and I started writing. It really was that simple. Crazy, right?
You began Edward's Twilight as a straight up retelling of Twilight from Edward's viewpoint. Was it difficult to rewrite it as a parody?
To turn Edward's Twilight into a parody, I had to add a humorous or critical slant to several things. For the most part, the humor is low-key and built on subtle references to specific passages in Twilight. Not all of the humor jumps right out at you. That means the reader has to remember Twilight pretty well to fully appreciate Edward's Twilight.
The most difficult part of writing Edward's Twilight as a parody was finding a way to include some of the issues that were out there without coming across like I was bashing Twilight and Stephenie Meyer. Using that material has caused quite an uproar among some of her fans, but a lot of people have misunderstood those passages. I did not invent the controversies swirling around Twilight. Those issues were already out there long before I wrote Edward's Twilight. I wanted to acknowledge those issues in a humorous way, which is why I wrote about them in such an overblown, exaggerated manner. Edwin and Jezebella's overwrought dialogue was meant to show that those issues were being mocked, not endorsed.
Making that work turned out to be more difficult than I expected. Some have said that the mocking in Edward's Twilight went too far. I leave readers to decide that for themselves, but Edward's Twilight was not written with malice. Stephenie Meyer created a very special world for her fans, and it's something that those fans care about passionately. I have a lot of appreciation and respect for her effort.
At the time you were writing Edward's Twilight, there were other Twilight parodies already available. Did you worry that Edward's Twilight might be seen as just another Twilight parody?
The parodies out there at the time mostly had very little to do with Twilight. Even though some parts of my story are different for copyright reasons, Edward's Twilight follows Stephenie's story very closely. Edward's Twilight is unique as the only book to parody Twilight as written by Stephenie Meyer, and it is the first true Twilight parody published anywhere. Most notably, Edward's Twilight is the first and only book telling Edward's version of Twilight. It is very different from any other Twilight parody.
As of November 1, 2014, Edward's Twilight has been the #1 Twilight parody on Amazon for the past 24 consecutive months. For the same 24 consecutive months, Edward's Twilight has ranked in the Top Ten of all parodies on Amazon. And, without a doubt, Edward's Twilight has been the most controversial of all the Twilight parodies. Edward's Twilight has definitely never been "just another Twilight parody."?
I'm very thankful for the success of Edward's Twilight. It has done amazingly well, in spite of my flaws as a writer. I'd like to express a sincere thank you to everyone who has purchased and read Edward's Twilight. It is those readers who have made all of this possible.
Has Stephenie Meyer made any comment about Edward's Twilight?
She has not made any comment that I know of. I'd like to think that Stephenie understands Edward's Twilight, but I'm probably not on her list of favorite people. I definitely would like to know what she thinks about Edward's Twilight, though. It would be really cool to talk Twilight with Stephenie over lunch one day. That would surely be an interesting conversation.
I was first introduced to Twilight when a friend suggested that I might enjoy it and loaned me her copy of the movie. I did enjoy the movie, and went on to read the entire Twilight Saga. As I became more interested in Twilight, I began reading about it on the internet and learned about the unfinished Midnight Sun. In my naiveté, I concluded that I could write the elusive Edward's version of Twilight, and proceeded with writing a manuscript titled Edward's Twilight. I had already written several chapters before learning, much to my chagrin, that I could not publish my story without infringing on Stephenie Meyer's copyright of Twilight. It was after this humbling lesson that I decided to rewrite Edward's Twilight as a parody.
While researching Edward's Twilight, I found that the Twilight parodies already available mostly had very little to do with Twilight, and that they typically were not real parodies. Edward's Twilight is very different. Edward's Twilight is the first true Twilight parody published anywhere, and is the only book to parody Twilight as written by Stephenie Meyer. Although I have changed some elements, Edward's Twilight closely follows Stephenie Meyer's story. Most notably, Edward's Twilight is the first and only book to tell Edward's version of Twilight.
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