Sophius wrote:Personally, the Twilight books disgust me. As Stephen King at once said, "Stephanie Meyers can't write worth a damn" and the way she twisted the time honored concept of the vampire into a slutty thing that takes advatage of empty headed teenagers(especially females) is deplorable. If I want vampires, I'll stick with Bram Stoker or Stephen King, not these dreadful, poorly written modern day spoofs like Twilight. It in no way compares to Harry Potter, which is one of the best series I've so far read.
As for the movies, the Twilight movies are even worse than the book, and all the Harry Potter movies beyond the first and the second stink.
You summed my feelings up nicely!
Twilight, while pulling me through fast, I just didn't like much at all. It's whole story was this one-dimentional girl with no drive, who falls in love with a boy because he's "so hot," and he loves her back because she smells good and he can't read her thoughts. Sigh. It just wasn't my thing. If only sticking to young-adult, I remember loving LJ Smith... Her characters had dimention and drive, you know?
Anyway, I don't find Harry Potter as having a thing in common with Twilight (other than the initially directed age group, though Twilight is almost solely for girls, whereas HP is beyond age or gender).
I would encourage my 6 yo to read HP (at least the first few books), I hope my daughters don't read Twilight even as teens.