July is here! Please help make our book of the month program awesome! Won't it be amazing to have a hundred users on this website reading the same book at around the same time and then discussing it right here on this website?!.
KatnissHawthorne wrote:Ok then, I'm afraid I'm about to burst all your bubbles. Oh, and spoiler alert to Breaking Dawn by the way.
I am the person that goes around saying that Twilight is for brain-dead morons and that Harry Potter is amazing and deserves to worshipped. I get that people prefer either one, and I do respect that, I just really hate the idea and premise of Twilight. Bellas shows practically slavish devotion to Edward, and I just hate the idea. I hate the way Jacob is so obsessed, and the whole Renesmee thing.... Man, just kill me now!
Harry Potter, on the other hand, I think is awesome because there is such an intresting plot that is so intricately woven around and into each other so that all the sub-plots connect with the main one and I just think it's genius.
readingaddict wrote:Rockinroller, you mirror my own thoughts!
Harry Potter was a great concept. We have had books on witches and wizards before but combined with the strong and diverse characters and the detail and depth of the story line and the role of magic it was something that easily stood out on its own.
Twilight on the other hand... I read somewhere that Stephanie Meyer had an idea for a love triangle story but suddenly had the idea to make Edward into a vampire to make it all the more interesting. Whether this is true or not, I feel when I read it as if this is exactly what she did. The characters are one-dimensional and don't get me started on how much Bella annoyed me! Was anyone else waiting for Edward to get fed up and just leave her (or eat her)?
I'm sorry. Despite everything I've ranted on about I don't think you can really compare the books. They just appeal to (almost) the same demographic. It would be like comparing Twilight to Artemis Fowl or Harry Potter to His Dark Materials. They appeal to different readers.
Just a tad hypocritical?
Hazelrah wrote:I have never read the Twilight series, so I can't comment on the quality of Stephanie Meyer's writing. But I have seen the first 2 movies and nearly gouged my eyes out.
Bella is one of the worst role-models for girls I have ever seen. The only thing worse than being stuck as an immortal bloodsucker for all eternity is to have to put up with someone as clingy and needy as her.
I think the Harry Potter books are a lot of fun -- except for the last book, in which the brilliant idea of "Grammar school for wizards" falls by the wayside. The movie was good though.