As much as I wish Stephenie to finish and to publish MS, I could understand her reasons of postponing (or not publishing at all --sobs...sobs) Edward's version of Twilight....coz of the leaks...and all that. I would give her a break. Mainly, i hope she wouldn't write MS under stress and pressure like she did with all the other 3 books (though the stress is somewhat different with MS). Not that they are not good or anything. I just wish to read, if it will ever see the light, a stress-free, at-your-will version of Edward's Twilight
After reading it, I felt MS was like a dictionary to Twilight.
To explain what I mean, I need start with how I entered the Twilight universe:
1. Twilight movie (recommended by my friend) : Confusion...more confusion..esp why Edward (Rob) showing so much pain....???..more confusion.
2. So, I dig into the books: Well, that explained a LOT but I didn't understand what about Edward's regular mood swing. I initially thought it was probably one of the common side effects of being a vampire, you know, sort of like the supernatural abilities but a negative one. And so, the list went on and on...(I think I can continue babbling down the list but that's not necessary to prove my point).
After reading MS, half of the list got clear up and of course there were a lot of ah-ha's.
I believe MS gave us a peek at a window of someone (in this case, a vampire) living through one hundred years with undying brain cells. It was a hard perspective to understand (without MS). We all have our own versions of that perspective but that just not going to work with your books, your Edward, your Cullens and your universe of Twilight -- not precisely anyway.
(After all, how many of us get a shot of living through nineties. I'll be happy to live through seventy without Alzheimer or Dementia!)
Having said all that, I hope Stephenie would understand tiny bit more why MS is essential to Twilight in a slightly different way, well, besides all the craving for Edward-Bella things