Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's Over!!!

I finally finished those Twilight books! This is one of the most miserable reading experiences I've ever had. Her writing reminded me of some of what was turned in during the creative writing classes I taught. That's not a compliment. Have you read what teenagers write? Some of my students wrote better than she does.

The first book wasn't that bad. It was about teenagers with their dramas and angst. The only parts that really bothered me were the design of that school with separate buildings for each department in a place where it rains all the time and the cheesy romance novel dialogue. Each book got progressively worse until that unbearably long, horrible last one. I hated it the most. This genre of literature by definition is supposed to include fantasy that is believable in its context. Not in these books! I resented every minute of that last book, became furious about the stupid tricks in it, and despaired about the taste of the reading public. I would have quit reading it if not for my granddaughter. Now I want to know what she likes about these characters and the books.

I have some well-written books lined up to read and am so ready for them! This is part of my life I'll never get back.

11 comments:

#Debi said...

No, you'll never get that time back. But you can redeem part of it if your feedback helps your granddaughter to become a more discerning reader...Lemons to lemonade, my dear! :)

Bob said...

I've had so many people tell me they were good that i was almost going to read them.
Not now.
Thanks Joy!
You spared me some drama and angst. And I get enough cheesy romance dialogue from carlos! =)

Dan said...

i liked the last book bestAuntie Flame!

You must remember that these were written for young tweens. No literary awards will be handed to the author, but not that bad.

Eric Arvin said...

Stephen King said a while back that the difference between J.K. Rowling and the writer of Twilight was that Rowling could write. Ouch!

frogponder said...

Is it the whole romance novel phenomenon?

Going to find some info - "Romance fiction became the largest share of the consumer book market in 2007 with $1.375 billion in estimated revenue."

The girls have made kind of a study of the novels, not as fans, and they thought the werewolf imprinting on Belle's infant girl was creepy.

Joy said...

That imprinting part was totally creepy!

ZenDenizen said...

You have way more patience than me.

Berry Blog said...

Good thing I'm lazy.

Sam said...

Dont have a clue what your talking about here. But, word on the street is my neice has the hots for some dude named Robert somebody? I just cant get into anything like vampires,satan, or ghost. I like sappy stuff.

Joy said...

Robert Pattinson, the actor they're so ga-ga about who plays the stalker vampire, played Cedric Diggery in Harry Potter. Now those novels were extremely well-written!

Wonder Man said...

I'm glad you saw the light