anne rice was pretty harsh. i never get successful authors bashing other successful authors. clearly if they're successful, they found an audience. who are you to judge/insult what speaks to that audience? at the stage that meyer is in, you aren't calling her story silly or lacking in imagination...you're saying that about her audience as well.
this isn't high school and you aren't her teacher. she's not looking for an individual grade from you. IMO, rice lacks the vision thinking all vampire stories must have vampires that travel around the world to be a fascinating read. i feel like meyer kept things simple and showed how powerful a story based in love always is. look at how big our fandom is! look at how involved we are in the twilight world! the twilight series clearly isn't some "silly premise" to us.
i feel like rice's comments were tacky and beneath her. it sounded petty and offended me as a lover of the twilight series and twilight world.
to read the offending article ;)