An Abomination?

United States
December 1, 2009 1:36pm CST
If there is one book that I just did not like, and had to force myself to read, it was Twilight. I got half way throught the second book, and had to throw it in the garbage. If Twilight is considered well-written, I don't want to think of how many teenagers there are who don't think redundancies are bad writing. This book used the word 'glare' so many times. I think it is the first time I have ever read 'glaringly' in a sentence...how innovative and youthful. How do you feel about the Twilight novel?
8 responses
@Galena (9120)
1 Dec 09
I like them. I find them a really entertaining bit of fluff. they're no great literary genius, but they don't need to be.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
9 Mar 10
I agree. To be entertained the authors dont have to be literary geniuses.
• United States
3 Dec 09
I do not find these type of books interesting at all. To me, the whole vampire thing is satanic. My daughters and I read the Bible, biographies and books by Christian authors. I know that the author of the Twilight series is Mormon but I think she could have put her pen to better use than this drivel. Sincerely in Christ, Leesa C. Eph.2:8,9
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
7 Feb 10
Oh god........ You decide which book to read as per religion and all. Boy...... I find the idea crazy.. But then to each his own.
@olisaur (1931)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I think most people, even myself as a fan, agree that the twilight series is not particularly well-written. Stephanie Meyer, the author, started writing the first book based on a dream she had- she didn't have intention to become an author. I think the books are so popular because the love story is so engaging, and the idea of werewolves are vampires fueding is just cool.
• United States
1 Dec 09
While I don't think the twilight books are very well written, I don't think they are as bad as you are making them out to be. They are written for teenagers and it shows. Most people, especially young people, read fiction for the story, not to pick apart the writing skills of the author. It's entertainment, that's all.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
7 Feb 10
Hey I dont read books and make assessments of its literary qualities. I read book for pure entertainment. I am not, and I think 99 percent of the general population are not as well, a student of english literature. I feel that this way more than 75 percent of the books written are trash. If you find twilight trash then you have not read half of the trashy novels. The best example of trashy novels are Mills and Boons collection. I also dont judge the book on whether a single word was used a hundred times in it. And throwing a book into garbage is like an insult. If you dont like the summary why buy it. And unless you are interested in werewolves and vampires folklore, there is no use reading these kind of books. I think the book quite great.
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
I agree with you. Most people just read books for the entertainment and for the sake of it, not so that they could criticize the writing skills of the author. And while I do admit that Stephenie Meyer was not at her writing peak when she wrote Twilight, she did a pretty good job in bringing audiences in from around the world. Throughout her career, though, I have noticed a notable improvement in her writing style, less redundancies. The series is by far one of my favorites and to know that someone actually threw one of the books in the trash is insulting to someone like me. I mean, if he didn't like the book, why read it in the first place, right?
• United States
2 Apr 10
i have not read the book yet. but i have seen the movie. i dont see why you would throw out that book. the movie was amazing and i am guessing the book is amazing aswell.
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
At first, I didn't understand what's with the Twilight hype. I thought it was just another fiction catered to the vulnerable teenage imagination. But I was curious after having to sit through the movie, I read the book and I agree that it's not really well-written. I usually read Michael Palmer, Eric Segal, Paolo Coelho and Danielle Steel. But then again, I came to like it because of its great love story. I finished the 4th book months ago. So yeah, I guess I'm a fan.
• United States
1 Dec 09
I couldn't get into the books or movies. My sister loves it. I guess to each their own.