Thursday, May 22, 2008

Twilight -- Stephenie Meyer

I read this YA novel because I'd heard so much about it. I'd also heard that it was highly praised, was a number one bestseller, was on a lot of "best of the year" lists. Let's just say that I don't agree and let it go at that. The less said, the better.


bish8 said...

Hmmm. I read this for the same reasons you did, but had a better reaction to it -- possibly because I kept reminding myself the audience at which it was aimed. I could, however, make myself read the remaining books in the series.

Bill Crider said...

I don't think I'll ever read the others.

Todd Mason said...

I must admit, I'm intrigued. Wonder if whatever put you off, Bill, and and didn't thrill you, Bish, is true of her new hyped adult novel.

Pretty damned fairy tale-subtext suggestive cover, that.

Fred Blosser said...

From a Time magazine article a couple of weeks ago, I got the impression that the series is Dr. Laura, in an Anne Rice mask, for 13-14 year-old girls. Apparently it's immensely popular.

When I was a YA, the big read for 13-14 year-old girls was JUNIOR MISS by Sally Benson. Mind you, this was 1962-63 or thereabouts, and JUNIOR MISS had been published in the 1940s.

Bill Crider said...

Just plain bad writing.

"Edward," I hissed.

". . . he said. His tone was livid."

Rarely does anyone say anything. People press or mutter or retort. Or hiss.

More adverbs per page than the next-to-last J. K. Rowling.

I won't go on. I didn't intend to go this far.

Todd Mason said...

Oh, you should report those to Thog, and his agent Dave Langford. I'd like to be able to hiss "Edward," myself...takes skill.

popcool said...

Take it in to your local Half-Price Books. You'll get top dollar for it. Well as top as a percentage of half is.