Thursday, 1 July 2010

Booking Through Thursday - 1

Name a book or author that you truly wanted to love but left you disappointed. (And, of course, explain why.)

I wrote a massive post about why Twilight disappointed me. Then I watched a video of crazy Twilight fans kicking off in Chicago because their midnight viewing got cut short. I remembered why I'm scared of obsessive Twilight fans. I deleted my post.

I'll just leave it as I was disappointed by Twilight. I found the character of Bella to do nothing more than fall over all the time and the character of Edward to be a control freak hidden in a sparkly vampire suit. Sorry.

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE all of the books, but I hate Bella and Edward annoys me. I'm not the only one, it IS possible LOL!

    Here is my Booking Through Thursday.

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  2. Carly, I'm with you.

    I am mystified about the whole teenage vampire genre. Why? Why now? I don't understand it at all.

    Here's a really interesting article that was in the Sydney Morning Herald a few months ago:

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/twilight-girls-learn-to-give-up-all-for-love-20091118-imfx.html

    It asks a lot of questions about the kinds of messages that girls are getting from these books.

    I've even found someone who's doing their Master's thesis on Twilight:

    http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/ETD/image/etd2908.pdf

    I'm not sure if I'm thrilled by this or scared out of my wits that you'd spend 2 years of your life studying Twilight fans...

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  3. now that is something i would have loved to have read...i do understand totally though

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  4. I didn't read the Twilight books and don't really see myself doing so at any point.

    Here's my answer.

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  5. After much prodding by a co-worker, I tried to read Twilight and just couldn't. I plodded through to my mandatory page 100 and gave up. I found the characters boring, the writing very pedestrian and the plot tedious... nothing happened.
    You're definitely not alone!

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  6. I've read enough about Twilight to determine to keep well away from all things Twilight. I'm sure I'd end up hurling the book at the wall in frustration!

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  7. I agree with Amat Libris, Enough Twilight! I would never read it no matter how much HYPE there is about the books. I am glad to see there are others out there who are not Twilight crazy.

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  8. I'm with you on Twilight. I listened to the first book on audio (I was curious to see what all the fuss was about) and came away wondering what the big deal was. It's OK for the first half, but it takes a huge left turn in there and it lost me completely. The rest of the books aren't much better.

    It's not enough that Bella completely sublimates her personality to be with Edward or that if you think about it, it's creepy that a guy who is 132 would be obsessed with a 16 year old girl.

    The thing that makes me want to weep is to hear how the fans read these books and only these books over and over again. I keep wanting to shout--there is a whole library or bookstore full of other great books. Please, please give them a try!

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  9. Ha! I agree with you on both counts- Twilight was disappointing, and Twihard fans are a little scary.
    Here's mine

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  10. Tons of friends tell me to read it I just can't be bothered, I don't want the disappointment actually.

    My BTT

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/07/btt-disappointment-in-book-or-author.html

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  11. I have not read the Twilight series, my girls 18 and 16 have read them but they were not my thing. I did see the movie and liked it although my girls hated the movie but I am now considering reading the books. Since you found your self disappointed why not try the Sookie Stackhouse series they beat the True Blood series hands down!

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