Thursday, August 21, 2008

Critic

I just finished the last of the Twilight series. I was making some comments to a friend about what I thought of the book...maybe I am a party pooper or something but while I obviously liked the books enough to read all 4 of them, I have some criticisms.

One, I hate many of the names SM chooses for her characters. Not just dislike, but actually quite hate them, esp Renesmee (ugh). I find Bella's character quite pitiful until the last book. The fourth book I felt was rather sexual for a "young adult" = teen book, and I just don't see Edward as that loveable. He seems too controlling or something for me to find him interesting, romantically. The vampire story was much more intriguing to me than any of the relationship drama.

Maybe it all stems back to my lack of an imagination. I remember as a child fretting to my mom about how I didn't have that all too important imagination stressed in all PBS children's broadcasting. She never argued much with me.

To illustrate my point, I really have no interest in Harry Potter. Abe conned me into reading it by buying me the first book. Really didn't get anything out of it.

Am I just an ornery old critic?

6 comments:

Diana said...

If it makes you feel better, I haven't read any of the books--in part because I don't believe that they can be as good as the hype says they are. Perhaps I'll break down and read them one of these days. When I do, I'll welcome a critical discussion with you. :)

Abby said...

Reneesme=sicknasty name.

One area I disagree with you though: I love Harry. I finished Breaking Dawn thinking that it was entertaining, but there will never be another Harry...

I was a child with multiple imaginary lives. Maybe that's why:)

shawn said...

I loved Harry (read them all at least 7 times.. don't go there) and I enjoyed Twilight. You know a nice easy summer read.. Now it might be because I am 42,not sure. I thought that she didn't come out and say what was happening nice. You did have to use your imagination, so maybe your's isn't as bad as you though??

MrColtonJackson said...

hmmm i have no desire of wasting my time with girl drama and vampire love stories lol therefore i will not read the twilight books

Chelsea said...

I'm so glad you found my blog so I can see yours too! It seems we are totally on the same page (well, minus the whole Harry Potter thing ;) )

Rachel said...

oh twilight, not into them and not really going to get into them. Maybe I'll see th movies..that way they'll be twisted up and way more sexualised therefore way more appealing! hahaha.
But seriously, my sister had a baby a couple months ago and named it Caius. Someone told me that was after a character in the books, altho I'm not sure thats true. weird.