She is certainly no Proust when it comes to writing.
I think her editor was out drunk.
I am ashamed, but I like book 2 better than book 1. While still poorly written, it has less stupid "I'd rather DIE than live without you" crap. I do tire of her victim attitude.
The books are certainly a fascinating phenomenon. The actor playes Edward in the movies said that when he read the books he said it was like someone's dream diary that shouldn't have been published. HEE.
a friend of mine said that reading the twilight series is like reading bad fanfic.
it's funny, while i normally read at breakneck speeds, something about her writing is clunky and i found myself re-reading a lot of the dialogue because it just wasn't clicking. while they were still a pretty fast read, it took me a lot longer than i would have expected. i'm not sure what compelled me to get so obsessive over the story and go buy each book the moment i finished the prior one. guess it brought back the inner obsessive tweenage girl in me?
I read her books at the pace of about 100pgs per hour because it's written at the 5th grade level. Le sigh. I am now hooked though, sadly. At least the second book is better than the first.
I have no idea what bracken even is...lol.
1. a large fern or brake, esp. Pteridium aquilinum.
2. a cluster or thicket of such ferns; an area overgrown with ferns and shrubs.
It's a fantasy novel cliche fad. So tired of reading it in every stupid fantasy book.
So, overgrowth in the forest doesn't work for them? *rolls eyes*
Nope, they all LOVE the word. Found it in 3 out of 7 fantasy books in the last week. Argh.
*spank spank* I shall spank you with bracken.
2009-02-26 05:28 am (UTC)
Re: 1000 words
No, spank the authors...Pteridium Aquilinum according to Craig's link is from Missouri....isn't the Twighlight series set in Washington?
Yes it is. IN fact, it's set on the Olympic Peninsula.
2009-02-26 06:03 am (UTC)
Re: 1000 words
So, how did Missouri fern get to the Olympic Peninsula...did Edward bring it with him?
If that's your only beef with Stephanie Meyer's writing, then consider yourself lucky.
(That woman's words hurt my ears, even when I'm reading them on a page.)
ROFL. I am so ashamed. The teen angst gets me, but the fact that she also used Bracken just cracked me up too.
Is it just that one word?
What about similar-sounding words? Like brackish water? Or the Mighty Kraken?
*giggles* At this point it's all 3 of them. They are very overused and anymore they are sticking out at my like a sore thumb while I'm trying to read my fantasy fiction. Now, the mighty Kraken was awful in the movie as well, and may have even ingested some Bracken.
The great hunters were trackin' the mighty kraken, for three straight days their pace didn't slacken. Starved, they were, but no snacks tucked into the flak jacket's pockets for them! Wait. (Snicker-snack). Was there a noise just now? The hunters crouched down in the bracken, their hackles backtrackin', eyes on the wrack n' ruin strewn across the edge of the swamp. Suddenly, with a CRACK! the kraken's mighty black n' blue tentacles shot out of the brackish foam and seized Big Jack n' the gat he was packin'.
Suffering a great rackin' pain, from the kraken's fearsome whackin', Jack cried out! But to no avail, the kracken's whackin' didn't slacken. Alas and Alack...n.