Wednesday, February 4, 2009

since i'm not an published author...

... i don't feel like i can critize another author's work.

however, i agree strongly with this published author's thoughts about the Twilight series...

"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn," he said. "She's not very good."

so i have read neither the Harry Potter series nor the Twilight series. but i haven't read them for several different reasons:

  1. i have a hard time wrapping my head around fantasy books... i fall asleep during LotR

  2. i wanted to read harry with my boys... boy bonding time

  3. after hearing gal after gal from 13 to 63 tell me that Twilight was the best book she ever read, it kind of (totally) soured me

  4. i like erotica in my vampire stories, not whiny drivel... and again, uncle stevie and i agree on this:

"People are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's very exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because they're not overtly sexual.

"A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that's a shorthand for all the feelings that they're not ready to deal with yet."

everyone is entitled to their opinion, and i love having people agree my opinions!

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