Friday, November 21, 2008

The dawn is DEAD!

Holy bad writing Batman! I can not say enough bad things about Twilight. The least of which is that I'm so very glad to have finally finished it. I will not be reading the other books in the series. I can't say it's the worst book I've ever read--that prize goes to any number of Stephen King books. I took the dreadful book to the hospital and EVRY nurse that came into my room practically swooned--"Are you reading Twilight? Don't you just LOVE IT!" Um, no. As a matter of fact, I HATE IT. They all seemed to understand my reasons, and one nurse did share my general "What's the big deal about this book" attitude. I can see why the movie will do well--they'll skip the first 300 pages and get right to the action, and hopfully they won't fade to black when anything remotely interesting happens. Sigh! Oh well. I've moved on to a classic--I need something to remind me that good writing is out there, even if I have to go back to the 19th century to find it.


J. said...

You have to keep in mind who this book is aimed for. This book is for the 14 - 17 year old girls who are searching for their true love. It is really sappy. These are the same people who read romance novels, which you would hate. That is what these books are, romance novels with vampires.

I must tell you that 3 and 4 are much better because their is a lot more action. If you hated 1 you will hate 2 even more.

The movie was good only if you are a fan of the books. The movie assumes that you have read the books because is rushes things. For those who have never read them or hated them, then the movie was awful. Yes it is bad writing but for teen girls who want romance this was perfect.

The Sounds In My Head said...

What classic have you moved on to? Personally, I find most classics to be awful because they don't wear well. That was my problem with Frankenstein. Shelley took entire chapters to say "I curse the day I was born!" There! I just said in one sentence what she took seemingly hours to say.

Robin E. Olson said...

I'm reading "The Phanotm of the Opera". It's fabulous--even the introduction is engaging. Love it.

I LOVED "Frankenstein". True, it's a little overly descriptive, but at least it's well written. All of that extra stuff builds character.