Saturday, 19 September 2009


Ok, so I keep coming across people who are obsessed with Twilight & critics who keep labelling it as the "new Harry Potter". It's really annoying me now because Twilight is just the same kind of story as Romeo & Juliet.
I read the books just to see if they were as everyone kept raving about.... & they were so dull I'd rather have watched paint dry.
I came across this article it just explains everything I think Twi-shite is (not gramatically correct but i'm ranting)

The Characters Start Shallow…And Stay That Way.

The entire book centers on the development of Bella and Edward's teenage relationship and progresses with just about as much excitement as a pall bearers convention. For more than four hundred pages, Bella and Edward dance around each other in the same tired pattern. There’s no danger, no intrigue, no excitement.

Their relationship is dull and lifeless, even though it is the focal point of the story, and holds very little weight. Their love for each other is very superficial. Never once do they have a conversation that stretches beyond their desire for each other and they never acknowledge that they have nothing in common beyond lust.

Edward, the hero -- whom the audience is supposed to fall head over heels in love with--is downright mean and rude to the heroine, yet she takes whatever he dishes out, because he’s beautiful. When Bella is faced with him, rather than calling him on any of his nasty behavior, she internally admires his handsomeness; when he’s gone, she misses him desperately, even though he treats her like garbage for a great percentage of the book.

Bella, the heroine, our window to this world that Meyer has created, is a character that’s hard to empathize with. She’s a shell. There is virtually no personality to be found within her. Her two defining character traits are that she’s clumsy and she’s in love with Edward. That’s it. She seemingly exists to worship Edward Cullen and she has no life outside of her obsession with him. This is far from being a positive message for the teenage girls who eat this series up like it’s a literary confection.

The characters are monotonous. Every detail of Bella’s life, from showers taken to dishes washed, is detailed, but does nothing to progress the story. The book takes breaks between what little action there is to give us, in essence, weather reports.

The language that Meyer uses is just as tired as her characters. Repetition of the same words and phrases is so prevalent that it’s noticeable. Characters are ‘irritated’ with each other more often than not; they ‘growl’ at each other or ‘sneer’. When reading, one begins to wonder whether or not Meyer has ever seen the inside of a thesaurus.

Adding insult to injury, the dialogue is stilted, unnatural and downright boring. Not once is there a sarcastic, cutting remark that makes you wince or joke that makes you smile, it’s all one, long drone.

Twilight had a great deal of potential. Bella, the weak willed, obsessive teenage girl, could have spread her wings and grown beyond her original characterization, maturing and growing a spine, challenging her lot in life, challenging the man she obsessed over for so long; instead, she is exactly the same at the end of the book as she is at the beginning. Edward, who could've easily been forced to learn humility through some extraordinary experience--perhaps even just through his love for Bella--instead lives on, unchanged, as the perfect, unimpeachable male that every woman in the story's universe should strive to have.

Instead of showing the audience that growth is a good thing, Twilight embraces stagnation, and though the narrative picks up exponentially halfway through, you still have to struggle through the first two hundred and fifty pages before anything interesting happens.


Vampires are meant to be exciting not some push-overs who act like humans!

If its all about vampires these days, try reading something good like Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire), 30 Days of Night, Charliane Harris or the origional, Dracula. Darren Shan books are amazing, but I found out there is a film version out soon & it looks so bad =[ they guy from Stepbrothers is playing Mr Crepsley & he is so wrong for the part!!!

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