Sunday, April 24, 2011

Examiner: "The Official Illustrated Guide" debuts number one on WSJ


Is The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer fiction or nonfiction? After reading the detailed portraits of the characters' lives contained within it, one might surmise that it is a work of fiction, especially since their backstories are told as fact when they are clearly the constructs of Meyer's fictional Twilight Saga world. However, there are sections, like the question and answer series between Meyer and fellow author Shannon Hale, which are nonfiction through and through. So, which is it? Both, apparently.

Last week, The Guide debuted at number four on IndieBound bestseller book list with the categorization, "Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers." USA Today also deemed it fiction on their list.

Now, The Wall Street Journal has unveiled its bestseller book list for the week of April 17th (The Guide hit shelves on April 12th), and The Guide debuted at number one!


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