So you could say the word bothers me.
Why do people hate Twilight?
All of us have opinions. I understand the vegetarian’s viewpoint regarding eating meat and agree with them to a point. But I am a carnivore. No need for either of us to get huffy just because we don’t agree.
With that in mind, there are books that I didn’t care for, the writing and the storyline:
- Water for Elephants
- The Notebook
- Interview with a Vampire
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
There are books and authors I love:
- Lord of the Rings
- The Kingkiller Chronicles
- Mary Stewart
- Jim Butcher
- Kevin Hearne
- Patricia Briggs
- Patrick Rothfuss
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
Why the vitriol against Twilight and the author?
Reason #1: Terrible writing
Yeah, debut authors should be perfect in every way *smarmy much?*
Reason #2: Poor role model
Seriously?! Since when do writers fret over role models? Pick up any YA and show me a good role model that fits everyone's concept of the word. This premise leaves me scratching my head and makes me wonder if they are reading the same books I am.
Reason #3: The movies are stupid.
*smacks forehead* Clearly the person who said this isn’t a reader and depends on the big screen to review books. Read Gone With the Wind for perspective.
Reason #4: Bella is moody
*gasp* ReaLLY? A teen that is moody? OMGosh, how unrealistic.
I read Twilight three years ago and my world changed for the better. I quietly indulge my love for the books. Why do people loathe the books to such a degree that they froth at the mouth? Popularity might be the answer. Or the lobsters in a bucket simile. One lobster crawls to the rim and the others pull it down to their level.
At any rate, the word ‘hate’ and acidic comments thrown at the novels make no sense to me. If you don’t care for the books, great. I didn’t like A Discovery of Witches either but that doesn’t mean I don’t think ANYONE should read it or would enjoy it.
Am I being unreasonable?
(btw, I don't care for the movies either but dang, that RPatz is breathtaking)