Thursday, March 26, 2009

Booking Through Thursday-Best Bad Book?

The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

Twilight, darnit! Particularly Breaking Dawn, since that's the one that seemed to have gotten the most backlash.

ETA: I feel like elaborating, mostly because I love procrastination and the like. I hate Bella as much as any of the haters. I think she's a whiny, annoying little girl and I have felt this way from the start. (But hey, I think the exact same of Harry, so...) I read the books though. I love them. It's possible for a book to be a really good book even though you hate the main character--sometimes the hatred makes it all easier to see how highly developed the B-plots are. I do love the writing, and I do think it's brilliant. I will never understand how someone can criticize Steph Meyer's writing style. But again, you guys think Steph Meyer can't write well, I think Shakespeare had no grasp of the English language, so hey, we're even. Hate the writing? Fine. Hate the plot? Clearly you have very little imagination, but fine. Hate the fangirls? Heh, I'm completely with you on that one. However, I have issues when you project your hatred of the tweeny "OMG!1!one!!, EDWARD IS SO HAWT!1!!!eleventy!!" onto the books themselves, or refuse to give them a try because of that alone. You're letting tweens dictate your thoughts--am I the only one seeing a problem with that?
And then there are those people who hate the books just because they hate the books, and I respect you for your opinion, but really, labeling Steph Meyer the horrible things she's been labeled (I've seen "sexually repressed" more than once), that's not your place. You cannot judge a complete stranger's character based on her books.
*steps off the rotten-tomato-covered soapbox*

Also, it's not a complete book, but I adored the Deathly Hallows epilogue, which most people seemed to have hated/ignored entirely.

Cheese, ftw!


  1. I did enjoy Twilight as well which propelled me to read the others which I found disappointing (yet, I still read them).

  2. Twilight was my answer too :)
    Oh BD, that "alien" scene was epic

  3. hehe, I was definitely one of the people who hated the epilogue for Deathly Hallows.

    I haven't read the Twilight series, but I love the cover for Breaking Dawn. It's stunning.

    ~ Popin


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