Originally Posted by HarryT
Stephanie Meyers has clearly found a market sector (teenage girls) that she knows how to write for, and is highly successful at it. It's not great literature, but it's not intended to be. I think personally that we should be encouraging the success of authors, rather than denigrating them because what they write doesn't come up to some imaginary "quality standard".
Yes, I always feel inadequate when I see people write stuff about a book I really enjoyed being drivel and awful writing. I guess I'm just an uneducated ruffian that doesn't know when a book is bad. Although I guess I'll have to be ok with it.
(sorry this got a bit off topic.)