Simworm wrote:I picked up Twilight at the end of last year at a clearance book shop for $5. I wasn't too interested in the series but thought I'd buy it since it was so cheap and to see what the hype was about. I read it and after that first read, I LOVED it. I read the whole series including the Bree Tanner novella a few times and continued to love the idea of having a fantasy love and saw it as a good book that helped me escape reality. I finally got out of the twilight bubble and started reading other books and now that I look back I really can't see what I got myself worked up about. I like the ideas Stephenie Meyer offers such as Fantasy love versus reality love but I feel it was just very very messy. Also, I started reading some Classic books such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights - which Meyer apparently loosely based her books upon - I feel that perhaps she straight out copied them, put them into her own words, turned the characters into mythical creatures and called it Twilight. There are some things I still like about the series but definetly can see how overrated it all is.
I've only read the first Harry Potter book quite recently and am yet to read the rest but I agree that HP and Twilight definetly cannot be compared, they're so different.
Excuse me, but how exactly do you think Meyer was inspired by those two classic books? The plots of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heighs and Twilight are totally different. Frankly, I didn't really like those two classic books, because they are too melancolic in my opinion, but of course they are better than "Twilight" (In my opinion again).
I read the "Harry Potter" series and was fond by some of the books(The third is the best in my opinion). They aren't my favorite, but they are pretty fine, some can relate to them and some don't.If you are a twilight fan, don't read the next paragraph.
And for "Twilight"- I only read the first book and regreted about asking it for my birthday, because it was so disappointing. It's not well written, because most of the book is about how hot Edward looks...Pretty superficial. Not to mention that he is an abusive boyfriend, a bad example for teenage girls who want to fall in love.
Anywoo, I think a preference to any of those is related to an individual taste in books, so arguing and flaming each other because of them is pointless.