Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
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Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it

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An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire romance series, has captivated women of all ages, from teenagers who swoon over the film adaptations to college-educated women who devour the novels as a guilty pleasure. All told, over 11...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Beacon Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

I first bought Twilight for my then thirteen year old daughter, after reading a news article about it's phenomenal popularity in the US, in the hopes that it would spur her to read something other than her Facebook status feed. She glanced at the blurb then tossed it back at me, complaining it was too thick and she wasn't interested. Deflated, I figured I would read it and see what all the fuss was about. Three hours later I looked up and cursed, its was Sunday 7pm, the shops were already shut a...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
I usually refrain from requesting (and reviewing) Non-Fiction titles, but there are certain types of books that I can't resist, like.. books about books and fandoms.

Mostly everyone knows that I'm not a big fan of Twilight. At the same time, I'm very much fascinated by how incredibly strong Twilight's influence on us is: People started reading because of the saga, spent dozens of dollars on franchise, and can quote half of the dialogue by heart.

As someone who's just interested enough to care, but...more
Stephanie
Original Post at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust under the title
FANPIRE is a Fascinating Examination of Fandom


FANPIRE:
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It
Tanya Erzen
Beacon Press Boston
October 30, 2012
Paperback 182 pages
Also in Ebook formats
Obtained copy at BEA. No remuneration exchanged and all opinions expressed herein are my own, unless otherwise noted or cited.

With the final movie in the TWILGHT Saga set to open in November, it's apt to examine the Twilight phenomenon and the fans who ru...more
Chrissy
I must be one of the last women in the world to have not yet read the infamous Twilight series. I've seen the first movie (which I loved) and parts of the second and third (which didn't impress me as much) and I am, of course, familiar with the story as well as how everything wraps up in the end of the final installment, Breaking Dawn. And sure, I do plan to read these novels at some point, because I always like to be familiar with whatever is outrageously popular in literature, although I do re...more
Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
I recieved my copy of "Fanpire: The Twilght Saga and the Women Who Love it" by author Tanya Erzen as a Goodreads win. And as a reader I feel it only fair to give my fair and unbaised opinion in a review. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read your novel.

I felt that it was an interesting read, which points out good as well as the bad things about the series. Erzen diffinetly did try to avoid conflict within the series, and although it's not a bad thing, except Erzen focused on the saga as...more
Trisha Mckee
I am not a Twilight fan. I have read the books because i do not like to disparage anything unless i, myself, have thoroughly experienced/examined it. So i read the books and watched the movies with my googly-eyed preteen daughter.
I understood the obsession young girls had, but i was astonished at the pure intensity with which seemingly normal, professional adult women aimed at this story. They were worse than the children with their lust and dedication.
So i was anxious to read book to figure it...more
Kayla Eklund
This review is hard for me to write. I am very indifferent about Fanpire. I felt no strong emotions either good or bad while reading it. I think that might be because I am not a gigantic fan of The Twilight Saga. When it first came out, I really liked it. Then right before the movie was released Twilight was everywhere. Eventually, I got so sick and tired of hearing about Twilight that I grew to majorly dislike it. Anyways, some parts of the book were interesting. It was kind of fun learning abo...more
Lisa
I don't generally read and review nonfiction, but as a fan of the Twilight series, I was intrigued and interested in the concept behind this particular work. While I enjoyed the in-depth look at the fandom and the different aspects of it, I felt that the thoughts were a little disjointed. It felt like the author hopped from one subject to another and the transitions could have been a bit smoother. I felt like the timeline was all over the place.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book so...more
Tiffany
I love, love, love the Twilight Series, so I was tickled to death when I won this book from Goodreads First Reads. I rented the first movie for my son, and ended up watching it by myself when he fell asleep half way through. Since then, I've purchased all the books and movies. I can honestly see where the author came up with the idea for the "Fanpire" book with all us girls/women going crazy for the sexy characters and epic love story. The first chapter, titled, "I'm in love with a fictional cha...more
Andd Becker
Twilight fans, known as the fanpire, form the subject of the book.
The author conducted research through interviews, online sites visits, and a survey. She talked with fans of all ages at conventions, workshops, and film showings. She spoke with residents of Forks.
The resultant book is a sociological study of a cultural phenomenon. The author reveals why females find Bella and Edward appealing.
I received this book free through the goodreads FIRST READS program.
Steve Wiggins
Popular culture and religion go hand-in-glove, even in the most unexpected places. This is a fascinating study of how vampires have invaded the realm of religion. See more at: Sects and Violence in the Ancient World.
Selena
Oct 12, 2013 Selena marked it as will-not-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm getting a little tired of the whole Twilight thing. While I'm sure this book would be insightful (many of the reviews say so), I'm just... Twilight-ed out.
Melvina Davis
I liked the Twilight books and movies but I am not a "Twilight Fanatic." I did not care for this book at all.


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