i just finished reading twighlight last week. They are addicting, its like crack
you know its probably eating your brain away and its not good for you, but you just cant stop. On the whole they are enjoyable, i dont find them overly well written, it does read like a first novel, needs a bit of polish, although i am hoping that she continues to write as there is a lot of potential there. For all that the story really does take your imagination and runs away with it.
Originally Posted by rockportmama
So, to start a friendly debate/discussion:
1) Does the Twilight series have more or less chance of becoming classics than the Harry Potter series?
2) The books are written for young adults, but appeal to many adults as well. Are any men/boys reading these books? If so, what would they take away as messages of ideal manhood and whether they could ever hope to measure up?
3) For us adults in adult relationships, what does the series say to you about your relationship/partner. Do you see them in a different light now? Which character do they remind you of most?
Can't wait to read Book 4!
1. no, she really lacks the writing skills and polish that J.K has, the potter books have a lot more depth and sweep then the twilight series. Harry potter really is an epic, and i think bound to be a classic, these i think will die off.
2. i dont know any men that would read them, i could try to get my DH to read them if you like
they really are like YA mills and boons with a few vampires thrown in for good measure. Honestly i dont find Edward to be much of a gentle man, is tis just me? he seems up himself and aloof, always going on about how he could hurt bella but chooses not to, and always treating her like the "little woman" who needs protecting and is incapable of thinking or making her own desisions.
3. Hasn't affected it. Really these books are just a bit of an escape for me, but real life is so different. Honestly i married a good steady loving man, none of this i dont hurt you because i love you crap, nice to visit for the duration of the book, but its nice to come back and have a snuggle with my man.
Originally Posted by Leilamus
hmm, i used to be able to do it, you just have to have a black text and then highlight it in black. Then people can't read it unless they highlight it in thread. Where oh where is the black highlight button though?
****New Moon "Spoiler"*****
Do the similarities to Aro of the Volturri and Armand from Interview with the Vampire bother anyone else?!
read that Meyers said she didn't read any of Anne Rice's books before writing the series but I'm having my doubts. She said she was flattered by the comparisons but I don't think they were necessarily compliments, I think they were people pointing out the copying.
That said, I'm still reading New Moon (hope to finish tonight) and I plan to buy Eclipse this weekend so I'm still very much enjoying the series, but I really just found the last few chapters I was reading about Aro, Jane, Alec etc really, REALLY familiar and it annoyed me.
i have only read twilight but i must say this niggles at me too, just the powers and rules that govern the vampires, it is very rice. I am not overly concerned, rice's books are so much a part of peoples ideals of vampires these days, it could just be a coincidence.