Reminds me of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, where the young hero shoots himself because he cannot have the woman he loves. This romantic novel had such an impact that young men all over Europe began to dress like Werther, in a blue coat and yellow breeches. But, more seriously, the novel also spawned the first noted cases of copycat suicides, causing the book to be banned in some parts of Europe. Psychologists now call this phenomenon the "Werther effect."
Stories have power. Think there'll be any kind of "Twilight effect"?
Next week, I'll talk about the role of heroine and hero.
To be continued . . .
[I just started the last novel.]