Day Seventeen: The most over-hyped book you have ever read
I want to preface this by saying that I was coerced into reading this book. A friend of mine, Amanda, wanted to go see the movie and told me that if I could find it in my heart to accompany her that she would pay for my ticket. And, "Oh," she said, "you might want to read the book before you go." Biggest. Mistake. Ever.
What book am I talking about? This piece of crap:
|Oooh, look. Symbolism.|
Let's put aside the fact that he sparkles, stalks his girlfriend, and is pretty much the worst vampire ever. Let's also put aside the fact that she has no personality, thinks everyone hates her when really she's the world's biggest Mary Sue, and is pretty much the most boring person ever. Let's also put aside the fact that there's a ton of spelling and grammar mistakes, the writing is repetitive, and the plot is duller than a butter knife.
Oh, wait. There's really nothing more to say.
I get that people like this book. I do. There are things that I like that people can't stand and I respect their decision to hate those things. I feel that I should get the same respect when it comes to my burning hatred of all things Twilight. Instead, I get responses like "Oh mi gawd, how can you not like Twilight? It's, like, the best book ever." No. No, it is not.
There are a lot of books out there in the world and 99% of them are better than Twilight. Don't believe me? Try reading Austen or Dickens or Adams or Pratchett or Vonnegut or.... You get the picture. I'll say one thing for Twilight though. The one book I've read that I think it's better than is Wuthering Heights. Holy cheese on a stick was that book bad. And Heathcliff makes Edward Cullen look like the world's perfect boyfriend.
So, way to go Stephanie Meyers. I may hate your novels but at least you know that if the only two books left on the planet were Twilight and Emily Bronte's mess of a novel, I'd choose you, Pikachu.