A series by Stephenie Meyer that
has sky-rocketed to stardom on account of a movie version of the first book.
The story revolves around two main characters, Bella and Edward, falling in love and subsequent misadventures.
Everybody here seems to be professing that
they are examples
of bad writing, however, there
are not many valid reasons around.(also, if you can't spell or construct a sentence, I don't see how you can say that
it is is badly written)
1. "OMG vampires
SO don't sparkle! And she's totally stealing Anne Rice
's idea of vampires
who don't drink
from humans." - So what if it's a new idea? Was the concept of vampires
drinking from animals new? Yes. And Anne Rice stole
a few herself.
2. The film
is terrible, therefore the books are by association. I wouldn't actually know. I have
refused to watch it for a number of reasons. It looks awful. The actors are lumps of wood with
voices. I like the books too much.
3. They're too perfect
, yet at the same time you say they are controlling, cheating, lying bastards. Well, really, too perfect
? They are controlling. They are over
the top. They are neutral characters in many ways, but they do have
Development, lack of - I admit that
they can be a little melodramatic, but it's fiction and you are meant to suspend belief. There
is not much insight into thoughts and emotions, perhaps this is an example of a different STYLE
not a bad one. Some people like to only hint at reasoning so you will have
it out yourself. Maybe
this idea that there
is someone perfect
for you will
encourage the "teenie-boppers" to stop being
5. I'm not saying it should be a classic, I'm just giving a different opinion on it. I like it, I'm fifteen, I read and understand classics. I can discuss
themes, issues, viewpoints, context, etc. ad nauseam. According to my teachers I am so good at english that
I could get a top grade if I did the Leaving Cert now, they also think I should be doing English in University. Jane Austen's books are romantic, so is this. It is not as good, but it is enjoyable. Rightly so, a lot of time went into it.
(if it's badly written then why would it be addictive?)
Person 1: Anne Rice's descriptive style
is so ravishing and artistic. I think she's the most
novel and interesting writer ever. Twilight is a rip-off with bad writing.
Person 2: Actually
, I thought that Rice was one of the worst acclaimed writers
I've ever read. Her writing style
leaves much to be desired. A plot for instance. I did, in contrast, find the under-rated ideas of love-at-first-sight and desperation in Twilight interesting. Though
mainly I read them because they're actually
Person 1: I hated the movie though
Person 2: That doesn't make
the book crap does it? I haven't seen it anyway, I stayed
home watching the Beeb's (BBC) Pride and Prejudice. It was really good, six hours
and very true to the book.