Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What, other people noticed?

Do you know how many blog hits I get for "Stephanie Meyer terrible writing"? A zillion, every day. That's hyperbole, or an accurate count of the number of times we were told Bella was clumsy. Wait, was she clumsy? I can't remember.

Yes, I agree, the writing was terrible. Want to give a shout out all you random Googlers? Who are you, people who are searching for others who agree that the writing in the series was horrific? Or are you all Twilight lovers looking for blogs to boycott? Hee!

For the record, I enjoyed the first two books despite the writing. It wasn't until the last two books that things became unforgivable.


Tiffany said...

I've never read the Twilight series. It is funny what people google to end up on your blog though.

Jeanne Estridge said...

I'm feeling a little out of touch with pop culture since I've never read the series. Should I give them (at least the first two) a try?

What A Card said...

Tiffany, the google searches crack me up. I can't believe how many people are searching for "Stephanie Meyer terrible writing". I get about 5 hits a day just from that phrase, making it my new most-searched topic. It's so funny!

Jeanne, you can probably skip the series, unless you really want to be able to talk pop culture. There are TONS of better books out there. If you want vampire romance, I'd read the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. Of course, that series isn't YA like Twilight, but it's MUCH better. And it's the series the HBO show True Blood is based on, so it is a piece of pop culture :)

Anonymous said...

However bad the writing may be, Ms. Meyer is laughing all the way to the bank. Thirteen-year old Emily is DESPERATE to receive the next for Christmas and LOVES her stories. The writer is targeting this YA age group and is certainly successful finding readers.

Anonymous said...

Funny! I didn't get here from that search, but from your comment on my blog (thanks for that...) :) but I have been resisting people's urging for me to read the Twilight books because I've read a couple of bad reviews that make me think I'd hate them for shallow characters, poor writing and obvious plotlines.

Threeundertwo said...

I thought I was the only one who thought they were terrible. I can't even read more than the first one and my 12 year old daughter is obsessed with them. I even had to sit through the movie (blech).

I did get a new copy of 'Little Dorrit' for Christmas though, which is calling to me. I must be some sort of literary snob or something.