Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Woman Claims Twlight Author Plagiarised Her Book

With the popularity of all things Twilight reaching a fever pitch, it should come as no surprise that people are coming out of the woodwork claiming that they have some sort of stake in the wildly loved series. Enter author Jordan Scott, who claims that Twilight creator Stephanie Meyer stole her idea for the book "Breaking Dawn". Scott, who wrote the novel "The Nocture" in 2006, has sent a cease and desist letter to Meyer, claiming that "Breaking Dawn" bears a "striking similarity" to both the plotline and the dialog. In her letter, which you can read here, Scott outlines her case for plagiarism and I must say, it's sort of convincing. Here are just a few ways in which both books are similar:
-- Both books contain a post-wedding sex scene
-- Both books contain a scene about a woman who's sick because she's carrying a child with "evil powers"
-- Both books contain a scene with the death of the main character's wife
While I will readily admit that some of the exchanges are merely coincidental, for the most part when compared side by side the two do seem uncannily similar. As for Meyer she's not about to let anybody break her stride, she ain't gonna let nobody hold her down. Oh no, she's got to keep on moving. And according to her rep, that's just what she's going to do. "The claim that 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit." said her rep. "Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim."
I say check out the transcripts and see for yourself. I'm dying to see if you think this is someone just trying to cash in on someone else's success, or if you think Scott has a legitimate case.


Anonymous said...

With the popularity of "Twilight" it comes as no surprise to me that this "Jordon" person would try to claim plagiarisim. Yet why is it that this is the first time I have ever heard her name? If, for fact she had a legitimate claim, I suspect it was more because her book had not gained the popularity and recognition that rightfully belongs to Stephanie Meyer. After reading the book, her writing was less than desirable, boring, repitious, and sounded more like an X-rated romance novel. Cheap, trashy writing Jordon.

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