Day 2- A Book You Hate
And I know this is going to get me all kinds of hate reactions but screw you guys. I hated it.
I was working at Borders when the phenomenon that is "Twilight" happened. I was curious. What the hell was so great about this book? Why did people think this was so awesome? This has only happened one other time to me and that was with the DaVinci Code and when I read that I totally "got" why a gazillion people LOVED that book. It was cool and complicated. A page turner with smarts.
Twilight was a story about a girl and a vampire.
Yes. That's it. A girl who likes a sparkly dude who drinks blood.
I want to make it clear that I LIKE vampires. I once DATED a guy called Johnny Vampire (true story). I LOVED all of the Vampire Chronicles and think Lestat is one of the great vampires of all time. My hatred is not about the vampires.
The writing is mediocre at best. The story is predictable. And when the author came to one of the Borders stores to sign some books she was apparently a total cunt to everyone who worked there.
Twilight is a vampire story (and werewolf story too) for those who don't really like vampires. It's a teenage romance novel, not a horror novel. And I do LOVE me some good gory vampire horror.
So there. I hate Twilight. And I also hate that Pattinson guy and his doped up girlfriend. :-)
(as always the images come via google search. They aren't mine)