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."Anna Rice,2010 - Full article here
"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."
Stephen King,2009 - 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..
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
- Interview with the Vampire (1976)
- The Vampire Lestat (1985)
- The Queen of the Damned (1988)
- The Tale of the Body Thief (1992)
- Memnoch the Devil (1995)
- The Vampire Armand (1998)
- Merrick (2000)
- Blood and Gold (2001)
- Blackwood Farm (2002)
- Blood Canticle (2003)
New Tales of the Vampires
The Lives of the Mayfair Witches
Vampire/Mayfair crossoverIn these novels the Mayfair Witches become part of the Vampire Chronicles world.
The Life of Christ
- Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005)
- Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (2008)
- Christ the Lord: The Kingdom of Heaven (date not announced)
Songs of the Seraphim
- The Feast of All Saints (1979)
- Cry to Heaven (1982)
- The Mummy (1989)
- Servant of the Bones (1996)
- Violin (1997)
- October 4, 1948 (1965)
- Nicholas and Jean (first ch. 1966)
- The Master of Rampling Gate (Vampire Short Story) (1982)
- Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession (2008) (autobiographical)