Then you have not been to your local library Kid. Many adults read the Twilight Series. So much so that there are even copies of Stephanie Meyer books in the Adult Fiction section. I feel sorry for people who choose their literature based on what they think is grown up or not.
Dear me Kristin. With wild party girl behaviour like that, Edward will never go for you.
If you can see past the splatters of vomit on your book, you will find that Bella is the type of girl who nearly has a fullblown panic attack (Jessica) at the thought of something so horribly social as a party.
Time to start reinventing your image if you ever want to bag yourself a piece of that sexy undead flesh.
The problem people have with Twilight is not that it was intended for teenagers, there are some great young adult books out there. The problem is that it’s a shallow, poorly written piece of shit with no character development and yet the majority of the population doesn’t seem to be intelligent or well-read enough to figure that out. So the fact that so many adults read and enjoy it is very sad indeed.
I hate the hype around Twilight. I much preferred when nobody knew about it and my friends wouldn’t listen to me when I told them to read it. Now people want to have an opinion about it and they just love to put everyone down, just because of those brainless screaming girls. (It’s to do with jealousy too, a human will never compare to a vampire, sorry)
I’m not ashamed to read anything. Reading is great, the more books the better. People who judge a book by its cover are ignorant. People who judge books without having read them are stupid.
You’re all just jumping on the Twilight hate bandwagon. You don’t even know what you’re talking about. So sad.
What’s even more sad, is me feeling the need to defend Twilight. FFS.
I’m not simply jumping on a bandwagon. I read it, and I thought it was lousy. I even like stories about vampires, I just think this particular series is thoroughly mediocre. The fact that people rave about it and keep telling me it’s just as good as Harry Potter is completely depressing.
I was so embarrassed when I was caught reading Twilight on the bus.
To solve this, I simply put a Matthew Reilly cover over the top of the Twilight cover. I thought: “this guy’s apparently popular, so it must be OK” – until a fellow commuter pointed out that I now looked like I had the literary tastes of a 14 y.o. boy instead of a 14 y.o. girl.
MTM- Ok, at least you recognize HP’s superiority, you’re alright : ) I don’t hate everybody who likes Twilight, I just don’t really understand the ones who are so crazy for it. Also, I work at a bookstore and am very tired of customers telling me it’s “the best book everrr ohmigod!”
MTM – I read the books. All of them. Because I decided it wasn’t fair for me to hate them without reading them. The only, and I mean the ONLY, scene worth reading was the one where Bella’s mutant freak baby chews its way out, or whatever happened.
Everything else was just so much pro-abstinence bullshit. And actually, so was that, now that I think of it.
She didn’t say she was sh*tfaced drunk at home alone, just sh*tfaced drunk. Highly probable that she’d been out first and done that sh*t when she got home. IF she had been sh*tfaced drunk alone at home then that would add another whole (even sadder) facet to it though.
I also doubt she was reading the book at the time, more that it was merely ‘there’ and unfortunately in the trajectory of the projectile. Nice.
Sh*t I’m a picky mood today. No fun. Good job it’s Friday.
Agreed, I want to throw up when people are all like “AAAAAHHH TWILIGHT IT’S TWILIGHT OMG TWILIIIIGHT!!!!!!! I adoooooOOOOORE Rob He’s so HOTTTTTT” ugh barf.. I still enjoyed the read though. Feel like a teenager who is deeply in love again.. Then put the book down and remember why you are happy you’re way past it.
@MTM – I think there’s a difference between people who read Twilight as a kind of “guilty pleasure” — and acknowledge it — and people who staunchly insist that the books are the pinnacle of great literature, and all the haters are just Totallyz Jealous of Stephenie Meyerz.
I’ve read them. Can’t stand them, could argue for days about the damage they’re doing to the minds of young girls, but luckily, Lamebook is showcasing it for me.
@Chinchillazilla- RIGHT? RIGHT? I tell everyone I know to skip the first three and cut straight to the scene in Book 4 where Edward rips open Bella’s uterus with his teeth. Nothing says Good Readin’ like Uterine Bleedin’.
Guess it is pretty lame for adults to read the books, but why talk bad about the books? i mean, sure you’re allowed to dislike the genre/storyline, but dont need to make fun of people who do like it.. im not calling harry potter fans gay, just because i think the story is lame
Okay, probably going to sound a bit of an old fart, but WTF is this Twilight that you all seem to know so much about??! I thought I was an avid reader but I’ve never even heard of this shit. Perhaps it’s not popular in the UK…?
I’m with headless (#44). I’ve gleaned from lamebook that it’s to do with vampires and some guy called edward and it’s all the rage in giddy-teenage-land, but it didn’t seem to catch on here in South Africa either. Or else I’m just out of whack. So it is odd to find how almost everybody else on this site seem to have all the details about it – or perhaps I just slept through the last six months. Or six hours. You never know with popular culture.
Back to Kristin’s post, I don’t think we need to do any more than shake our heads, maybe. She will grow up one day, and look back at these events with some embarrassment. That’s her problem. While I’ll be glad that there was no facebook in my days – I also thought my drunken antics were funny back then and I did share it with all my friends. Now I hope lamebook helps young people to think a bit more carefully before posting!
Thanks H, guess I am in a cave. I still wanted to go all hysterical about this new young talent I discovered this week, a guy called Frank Sinatra, but I’ll brush up on this Twilight phenomenon instead.
@ mittens – Oh, I’m definitely under no illusion that it’s the best book ever written! I feel for you, having to see girls (and women!) going crazy over it pretty much everyday!
@ Chinchillazilla – You’ve read the books and didn’t like them, again, no argument here from me
That scene you mention really freaked me out! Renesme is a little monster.
@ Erin – I definitely read the Twilight books as a guilty pleasure! I do it without shame, which makes me rare apparently. And I can’t believe there’s people calling them the pinnacle of literature..! Seriously?
@ voice of reason – ok.
I don’t appreciate the Twilight books for their deep, hidden meaning. Not for their literary content or for the author’s way with words…
For goodness’ sake, are you all snobs who refuse to read anything that’s not an accurate, intelligent, meaningful biography or well-written and well-researched historical tome??
Let’s not forget what’s so great about books after all, and fiction in particular: ESCAPISM.
I’ve seen women over 30 who hadn’t read a book in 10 years fall in love with Twilight. What’s so bad about that?? If its encouraging reading, I’m all for it.
Having said that, there are parts of the books that don’t make any sense to me and that I really hate!
here’s an amusing account of what’s wrong with the books, written (I think) by a fairly sharp teenage girl, who as an ex-mormon really has a handle on where the morality of the series comes from: http://stoney321.livejournal.com/317176.html
If you’re going to read something aimed at younger people, I’d thoroughly recommend suggest Phillip Pullman, and leave the Rowling and Meyers stuff to the under 16s . . .