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Twilight series is entirely different from the intricate twistings of Potter. While I personally like the Twilight series first (only recently got into Potter books) I don't feel like its fair to juxtapose those two series because they are not comparable in length, kind of story or the experience of the author.
I confess, I'm not into the romance scene, I about gagged making my way through the first 2 Twilight books. I'm not saying they are bad, but UUUGGG, how many pages of heartbreak can a guy stand from Bella?
I like Meyers' style OK, and we both went to the same university, but Harry Potter kicks butt, anyone from 4 to 104 yrs old can enjoy it... Besides, Bella is an idiot, she should dump Edward like a bad habit and go after Jacob. Jacob is cool, funny, fixes stuff, and happens to be a mortal who doesn't kill people and drink their blood, and isn't made of stone.... OK, he turns into a giant wolf occasionally, big deal.
Put yourself in Charlie's shoes, if your 17 yr old daughter fell in love with a 107 yr old bloodsucking vampire made of stone, what would you do? I'd be loading my Glock with silver bullets.
For many years, Television became the primary source of entertainment... and music.. and then video games. I believe reading became a back-burner to the culture of anyone under age 20-ish.
Twilight has been embraced above the latest teen TV show much like Harry Potter was embraced above Pokemon. It has become so popular, you see EVERYONE reading them now.. (I am 30 and I just spilled through all 4 books in 5 days. My grandmother picked up twilight this week & is enjoying it as well). It is rare to see books so popular that it spills so easily between generations.
I will say.. while Harry Potter was good, it did not entice me to continue my reading, but instead to jump into more Fantasy-type gaming.
Twilight, however, has me looking for the next Vampire/romance novel I can get my hands on.. so, in that respect, I truly favor Twilight over HP.
Anyone know of any process J. K. Rowling use to create the story? It would be interesting to see any research that went into creating the series.
I think that Stephanie Meyer has a tendancy to overwrite. Her work is not as polished as JK Rowling's. It seems to me that Stephanie Meyer has just gone BLAH and written everything the moment that it popped into her head and then filled the pages without going back to rework and perfect things.
The characters in Twilight were not as believeable for me as those in Harry Potter. I don't think they were as well portrayed.
Besides all that, Twilight is still an awesome series. Definitely worth reading.
And i completely agree that Stephenie Meyer has a habit of overwriting and just filling pages.
Yeah rite HP is more about friendship whereas twilight is a pure though super-ordinary love story.