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message 1: by Mishio555 (new)

Mishio555 I love the way you wrote this review it had me laughing like a loon at work. It's perceptive and scathing is the only way I can think of the overall tone of your review but it was just adn deserved even the part of mentioning the cash cow for publishers, the realisim that marketing sometimes sells the book more than content. Thank you for writing this review, it made my heart lighter to read it.


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I really don't think this book deserves this kind of review. So it's not a literary classic; it was never written with that intention. This was the author's first novel and wasn't even written with the hopes of being published. She just did it for fun, for her own enjoyment. Which is exactly how this book should be read: FOR FUN! Besides, this book’s main audience is teenage girls. Of course the romance is sappy and unrealistic. As for adults who enjoy it, sometimes reading a book is about escapism.


message 3: by Matt (new)

Matt hello, jennifer.

thanks for dropping by. ;)

i have no problems with escapism or with reading just for fun. i really don't [i love comic books and i don't think anyone would ever accuse the justice league of america of realism]. i don't even have a problem with being silly, campy, or ridiculous. i enjoy all those things equally--so long as they're well done.

'twilight,' unfortunately [and this is just my opinion], fails on all levels. i didn't find it fun at all, and i don't understand how anyone could. but hey, that's just me.

that you disagree is just great. really. in fact, i applaud you for having the cajones to do it! ;)

m.


message 4: by Kristen (new)

Kristen This review made me giggle. And, I agreed with most of it. I have read all three books in this series (although I agree they're not very good, they're somehow strangely addictive to me), and the plot of all of them could have been filtered down to a book the size of Twilight. Without losing ANYTHING. And, yes, the writing is bad. Really, really bad.

However, I do disagree with your last paragraph. I read a lot of schlocky, formulaic and ridiculous books as a kid (the Sweet Valley High/Twins and The Babysitter's Club series immediately spring to mind). I loved to read those books, and when I was done with them I started to move on to other, better written, books. I think that anything that gets people to read and starts a lifelong habit of reading is a good thing. Even if it is the literary equivalent of a marshmallow for an anorexic.

But anyway, I digress. I enjoyed this review. It's funny how the negative reviews are almost always the most amusing.


message 5: by Kristine (new)

Kristine I like your review. I think it's quite funny... I agree with what you said though. I also wonder how others could swallow such a book. What bothers me the most, however, is that Twilight is actually compared to books such as Pride & Prejudice and Harry Potter. Honestly, Twilight doesn't even have a right to be used in the same sentence as those books.


message 6: by Yuh-line (new)

Yuh-line thanks for the review. esp. who you'd recommend it to. ^_^ very fitting. I read these books because of my younger siblings, and I can't believe something like that could be published and sold, much less spread across the nation with a movie out and a cult following of millions. only goes to show how sad our education system is and how bad our world must be to find a need for escapism this cheap.


message 7: by Me (new)

Me I think you refuse to see the positive aspects of Twilight and in your review you only focused on the negative things that were your opinion. I guess you'd have to be a teenage girl to understand why so many people like Twilight. And the book isn't really for middle aged men so i can see why you wouldn't enjoy the book, but other than that you were basically just hating and complaining about the book. I agree with jennifer that the book doesn't deserve this kind of review.


message 8: by Fenixbird (new)

Fenixbird SandS Thanks soooo much, Matthew, for sharing this candid review!


message 9: by Matt (new)

Matt BEST REVIEW EVER.


message 10: by Groovy (new)

Groovy FABIO! XD XD BEST THING EVER. Couldn't get over the awesomeness of that line. They stress Edward's perfection so much you'd think he was Fabio! XD Loved this review!


message 11: by Raziel (new)

Raziel Lol The last paragraph made me laugh. Not only that, but the comparison of Fabio and Edward. Hahaha xD

Great review. =]


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message 14: by Accalia (new)

Accalia Riddle YES!!! I love you :)))
This is the best review I have read so far... you nailed it! :))


message 15: by Accalia (new)

Accalia Riddle Jennifer wrote: "I really don't think this book deserves this kind of review. So it's not a literary classic; it was never written with that intention. This was the author's first novel and wasn't even written wi..."

Jennifer wrote: "I really don't think this book deserves this kind of review. So it's not a literary classic; it was never written with that intention. This was the author's first novel and wasn't even written wi..."

You think when Jane Austen, Bronte or even Lewis Carroll sat down and said, I am going to write a literary classic.
'Just for fun' should be kept at home and not unleashed at millions of unsuspecting minds.
Don't we want to educate our children? Stimulate their minds?
I guess not, when you give them to read something like that.


message 16: by Michele (new)

Michele Wow...I respect opinions but you sound like a snob.


message 17: by Katie (new)

Katie Mcsweeney I agree with the people who have called it escapism. It is basically a fairy tale. Personally I always liked fairy tales... Twilight is like Cinderella for older girls and boys :)


message 18: by Natasha (new)

Natasha i think its the most amazing lovetorn book evr


message 19: by Natasha (new)

Natasha youve got to be kidding your insane i love i am osessed have youseen the films O.M.G


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

I partly agree with you on the onion-thin plot. The plot wasn't THAT interesting but i did liked the humor in the book as well as the setting.


message 21: by Kristin (new)

Kristin Amen brother!


message 22: by Giulia (new)

Giulia Naccarato I knew I was not the only one who thought this book was ugh.. I could not even finish it.


message 23: by Margarethicks (new)

Margarethicks I honestly completely agree. Bella doesn't have anything going for her in her life maybe that's why she's do dependent on Edward. It's a weird love story and she falls in love with something that isn't human. I agree with you that this is a terrible book.


message 24: by Mark (new)

Mark I feel insulted I actually like Celine Dion, but know that Twilight is waste on my person. However having daughters in the age that they like reading these books makes it happen that all books are in my house currently. And the positive about the twilight books is that they did get kids to read and that is a great start from just watching tv and doing games.


message 25: by Palakshi (new)

Palakshi You can never compare Harry Potter and Twilight.Harry Potter has role models like Hermione and Lily and even though Bellatrix was evil she fought for what she lived for.Bella Swan couldn't even fight her way out of a paper bag.That is my opinion .


message 26: by Vidushi (new)

Vidushi Excellent review Matt! Truer words were never spoken.


message 27: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Despite the fact that I love all the twilight books I also like your review its very entertaining and hits on a lot of true points, but I'm surprised that you didn't include how Edward is a total stalker, and Bella loves him more for it, like seriously sneaking watching her sleep? Only Bella wouldn't run.


message 28: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Despite the fact that I love all the twilight books I also like your review its very entertaining and hits on a lot of true points, but I'm surprised that you didn't include how Edward is a total stalker, and Bella loves him more for it, like seriously sneaking watching her sleep? Only Bella wouldn't run.


message 29: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Despite the fact that I love all the twilight books I also like your review its very entertaining and hits on a lot of true points, but I'm surprised that you didn't include how Edward is a total stalker, and Bella loves him more for it, like seriously sneaking watching her sleep? Only Bella wouldn't run.


message 30: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Despite the fact that I love all the twilight books I also like your review its very entertaining and hits on a lot of true points, but I'm surprised that you didn't include how Edward is a total stalker, and Bella loves him more for it, like seriously sneaking watching her sleep? Only Bella wouldn't run.


message 31: by Halima (new)

Halima Hahaha, 'stories of wish-fulfilment an so-called forbidden love can do to some women'. Great review Matt!


message 32: by Frosted (new)

Frosted Butterfly I'm pretty sure Meyer got that "sparkle" thing (in a way) from the vampire diaries, when Elena becomes a vampire she describes her skin as a wintry luster.


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