Nobody shoot!! I’m not advocating dissing Twilight, I’m questioning it.
Twilight as you all know (unless you’ve been living in a bunker in fear of Armageddon/Zombie attack) is a rather popular book. Phenomenally popular actually. And now that the initial glitzing and glamourising of it is over I’m seeing more and more opinions weighted against it.
With statements such as ‘an appalling attempt at literature’, ‘I weep for literature’,’ I’ve read better fan fiction on Livejournal’ being flung about you get the idea there are some rather hostile anit-twilighters out there!
Actually reading the 1 star reviews (research – naturally) had me in fits of giggles.
What I’m questioning is the number of people who describe it as badly written. I get that they hate the characters and heck I’d be one of the first to say that Bella annoyed the sh#t out of me and Edward would have been staked rather early on.
But then when I was a teen Buffy reigned supreme (and forever will in my opinion!! ;p) and the only vampire who was remotely hot was Angel (sorry to all the Spike lovers out there).
Back to the topic. Do you think it was badly written? I mean as much as the characters annoyed me I did get completely caught up in the story right down to the disappointedly quick finale (super vamp Bella really deserved more than 1/4 book… c’mon!). But at no point did I ever think ‘gee this writing is appalling what’s wrong with the editor?’, and I have though it about books before. Now to emphasize – I’m not talking about the book’s themes I’m talking about it’s writing. And I’m genuinely curious and would love your thoughts.
Do you have a line from Twilight you think is abysmal and why? And here’s my least favourite line – it has ruined the word ‘irrevocably’ for me.
This would be due to the last 18 months where I have been trained that adverbs are EVIL (except in very small doses..). So two words in one line when neither were necessary *sighs and shakes head* really what is the world coming to? ;p