SPOILERS AHEAD – Not sure if anybody cares though.
Twilight. Possibly the most ridiculed and hated book in the history of ridicule and hatred. Disagree? Here’s what I found when I Googled “Twilight memes”
In fact, it’s become a problem. If anyone says they like Twilight, their opinion on everything becomes trash. How did this book become so…detested? So…loathed? So…hated? (Let’s pretend all 3 words don’t mean the same thing at all…)
I mean, as far as I could read, the first book wasn’t that bad. Yes. I said it. It’s bad, but not the worst book ever written by a human…
That record belongs to KotLC
Sure, you could argue that there’s virtually no plot till the last third, Edward’s “love” for Bella borders obsession, Isabella Swan is a Mary Sue and the writing drips with purple prose; but it’s a cheesy YA novel whose main demographic consists of 14 year old girls (and some moms). For that, I’m pretty sure that many more novels beat Twilight to the highly coveted This Book Is Trash Award.
I personally believe in seperating art from the artist. Granted, sometimes it becomes incredibly hard (looking at you, J.K) but that’s what I believe. That’s probably why I was most horrified when I read Twilight 1 star reviews. Most people have a… (poor is putting it mildly) impression of Stephanie Meyer. There were TONS of hate comments about her. There ARE tons of hate, still.
This post is definitely not a defense of Twilight in any way – I had rock-bottom expectations and they were met. But I don’t think it deserves worldwide scorn. I don’t think the author should be painted “crazy” or “mental” just because the book was sub-par. I don’t think any book deserves worldwide ridicule.
So yeah. That was…something.
As for my thoughts about the book, where can I start?
Highly pretty, adorably clumsy and extremely mature Isabella Swan is facing a dilemma – the high-schooler she is utterly and irrevocably in love with is 103 years old. And a vampire. Who sparkles in the sunlight.
Ohhhh dear. I found Bella’s dependence on Edward infuriating. She can’t seem to breathe without needing Edward by her side 24/7. It’s even worse as dude takes this mega seriously and decides to watch her sleep, because it’s FaScInAtInG and RoMaNtIc and not stalker-ish at all. 🙂
Bella is a weak character and is a fantasized version of Meyer herself. Edward can go choke on his own sparkles. I’m not even going to talk about him in this “review” at all. Honestly, both of them deserve each other.
Here’s what an article on The Guardian said about Bella’s personality – a clumsy, selfish nincompoop with the charisma of a boiled potato (I’m totally using charisma of a boiled potato on somebody *maniacal laughter*)
With that, I end today’s post. May your day be filled with boiled potatoes and sparkly vampires! Wouldn’t hurt to throw in a couple werewolves as well!