Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Anna Rice bashes Twilight too. What do you think?

I've never done this before but i read this article some mins ago and i thought to share it. After Stephen King bashed Meyer, now another famous author, Anna Rice (one of the oldest vampire authors) bashes Twilight as well.
My opinion is almost the same. I have read it and watched the movie. It has some good pages, but the whole thing is not good at all. I found Meyer's writing, repeating, sometimes boring and plain too simple. 95% is cliche and just regular story. Plus, she destroyed the myths for vampires in a way it's not..discussable. There are so many books out there, much much better and Twilight is famous? Sorry, but doesn't deserve it. Not at all.
I'm not a hater. I just believe that doesn't deserve the fuss. I admit that many ppl start reading cause of it which of course is great. But does it really deserve it? The thing is people reading. Not reading only Twilight and think its the best thing ever.
I'm really curious on what you believe about it.(Johnny please stay calm)

I will conclude Stephen King's and Anne Rice's opinions.

"['Twilight']’s based on a really silly premise: that immortals would go to high school. It's a failure of imagination, but at the same time, that silly premise has provided Stephenie Meyer with huge success," Anne said. "The idea that if you are immortal you would go to high school instead of Katmandu or Paris or Venice, it’s the vampire dumbed down for kids. But it's worked. It's successful. It makes kids really happy."
"I always thought of the vampire as being a metaphor for the outsider in each of us, the criminal, the predator. I was writing about a mythical being that represented our own dark sides." 
Anna Rice,2010 - Full article here

King compared the Mormon author to JK Rowling, saying that both authors were "speaking directly to young people". "The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good," he told an interviewer from USA Weekend.
King also drew a comparison between Meyer and Perry Mason mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner. "He was a terrible writer, too, but he was very successful," he said..
Stephen King,2009 - Full article here

I guess you know who Stephen King is. If not,.......
As for Anne Rice:
Anne Rice (born Howard Allen O'Brien on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic, erotic, and religious-themed books from New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Vampire Chronicles

New Tales of the Vampires

The Lives of the Mayfair Witches

Vampire/Mayfair crossover

In these novels the Mayfair Witches become part of the Vampire Chronicles world.

The Life of Christ

Songs of the Seraphim

Miscellaneous novels

Short fiction

  • October 4, 1948 (1965)
  • Nicholas and Jean (first ch. 1966)
  • The Master of Rampling Gate (Vampire Short Story) (1982)


Under the pseudonym Anne Rampling

Under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure


  1. for some reason i want to read her books. and GOD i agree with her. vampires...DONT...SPARKLE!....i am going to eat before i burst in an outrage

  2. I adore Anne Rice. But the thing that people forget is that Twilight is YA. Anne Rice is DEFINITELY for adults as is most Stephen King so what - do they want younger readers to be reading all the gore and sex that's in their books? Don't get me wrong - I LOVE Anne Rice and have read most of her books - collected her 1st editions at one point and although not a huge fan of Stephen King, not read many of his books - Christine is up there as one of my favourite books of all time though.

    I think people should just drop the whole Twilight hate thing - it's not going to go away. If you don't like it, don't read it. Simple as. I've read them all, (simply because I have a teenage daughter in the house and if there is even a hint of vampire I'll read it) they aren't as gorey and true to mythology as a lot of other books but they were an entertaining few days read. (Can't stand the films mind you.)

    Johnny - DEFINITELY read Anne's stuff. But start from the beginning of each series. Most books can be read as stand alones but you miss so much if you do that.

  3. I like what Carmen said. And despite that why do you care about the sparkling stuff?? Meyer is an author, she just imagined stuff....From when we put limits in imagination??

  4. About the sparkle thing...Vampires is mythology. It's like i put Hercules and make it an elf or something. That's why everyone is annoyed by it. At least that's why i'm annoyed.

    And well yeah it's YA but there Vampire Academy is YA too and is much much better.

    Also as i mentioned, her writing is a She just repeats herself in the half books.

    I don't say i didn't enjoy it. I say it doesn't deserve the fame it gets. Though i'm pretty sure no one will remember after the movies come to an end.

  5. @Carmen,Nina I agree with the hate thing! I find that twilight fans are less annoying that twilight haters! Seriously, i hate the very existance of those books, mainly because i agree with what Anne Rice said, Vampires and all Mythological beings are a part of lore and legends and they represent not only an aspect of mankind, but also the culture and quality of thought of entire civilization, I am shocked at the rape of the vampires by the author of twilight, not because of the story, but because of the sparkle stuff. Having no limits in your imagination is something commendable, but some things you just dont touch

    Its like taking Jesus Christ, giving him a dildo and make him run around as a Queen of Queers in Las Vegas. Its imagination, but it goes too far. I am not going to start a campain "Down with Twilight" but I will NOT read it, WONT reccomend it, and definatelly wont consider it a vampire novel.

  6. I have read all of the Twilight books and seen the movies, and nothing has managed to change my mind. These books just are not good. Whats more, my displeasure does not end at her lack of knowledge about vampires and werewolves, or even the fact that her actual writing is sub-par. Her characters seemed rather one dimensional and the romantic relationship between Edward and Belle was beyond unhealthy. I believe that, as a series for YA, these books hold terrible messages, like you should kill yourself if your boyfriend breaks up with you, and you aren't beautiful just the way you are. If people want to read it, that's their business, but I wouldn't recommend it, and I would try to talk any children I might have out of reading it. There's better things to give them to get them interested in reading.

  7. I just couldn't like Twilight but have never really voiced my opinion (too scared of getting bashed up by the hard core fans) . I guess its all a matter of perspective. Some people hate it, some love it. But I agree with Yiota- The writing really annoys me.
    But what disturbs me the most is the completely wrong message about "love/romance" that goes out to the young girls.Bella's behaviour is something that I find very "unhealthy". Maybe its just me who thinks that.
    There are some well-written YA fantasy out there, some of which never get as much attention as Twilight has , which is just saddening.

    I have never read Anne Rice but I have head her books are excellent.
    "I always thought of the vampire as being a metaphor for the outsider in each of us, the criminal, the predator."
    Wow! I never thought of vampires in that way.

  8. Misha - she is fabulous :) You just completely lose yourself in her books. Though I haven't read her newer more recent religous stuff I must admit. The Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches series are some of my favourite books.

    I do agree that Twilight aren't the best books in the world - it just does make me laugh the effort people put into hating something (I'm not meaning people here on this thread, I'm talking about people you see on forums going on and on and on and ON) I couldn't stand any of the main characters. They come across as whiny, whingy and just plain annoying - but I did read the books and I did go to see the last film that was out with my daughter (she loved it, I dozed off) And I agree about the message the relationship portrays but then - you could say that about quite a few books.

    Johnny - remind me never again to read your comments having just taken a mouth full of tea :P It's going to take a while to get that particular image out of my head. Talk about laugh! My poor monitor.

  9. Oh and if you haven't read Anne Rice and you maybe don't know - the books under her pseusdonyms are - erm, a lot more risque than her other stuff. (Which is quite raunchy in itself in places.) Not paranormal/mythological just... very, VERY x-rated. (Especially the Beauty trilogy)Not for the faint hearted!

  10. @Carmen Very well... I remind you not to read this post with a mouth full of tea....for starters...what tea are we talking about? Also I agree with you! and to be honest i will definatelly see ALL the movies, just because we make a show in the cinema, while making fun of the scenes...ALL of them. The pretty funny part is that some couples that came to see it (the girls were fans, the boys...well you know at what length would men go to get some..) so I actually saw many of the girls wanting to throw stuff at us but their boyfriends calmed them down while they laughed as well :P

    @Misha: FEAR NOT! we are a twilight-hardcore-fan/hater-free blog :P


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