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The Twilight Saga

by Stephenie Meyer

Review of The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

 

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       Why on earth is stupid @&$# on this list?! On the same list as some of the best literature ever written?! Who the hell made this list.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by wtf

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       How on earth did this book get on to the top 100 novels list, i would like to know.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by omg...

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       It slightly disgusts me that this series of books is on this list next to masterpieces such as To Kill A Mockingbird and Brave New World. Stephanie Meyer is an amatuer writer with no skill in any literary elements that require talent. Just because she provides a slightly interesting plot idea and an easy read DOES NOT make her work worth mentioning in a list of such reknowned authers. She should not be famous, but infamous for dumbing down young people's idea of what makes a good novel. Twilight is a preteen mild romance meant for children who are unable to comprehend the talent behind true works of art such as that of Margerat Mitchell or Charles Dickens.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Chelsey

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       The only good thing about this series is that a couple of the books briefly mention: (1) Jane Austen's work, and (2) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I can only hope that some of the young girls who read this trash notice the mention of those novels and have the curiosity to read them.  Other than that, this series is a waste of time.  I can't believe it made it on this list while many novels of much more depth, importance, and literary value are missing.  It's sad.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by ALW

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       I'm so shocked at the negative reviews on this board. I've read the Twilight Saga and although it doesn't come close to some of my favourite books it is not entirely without merit. This book is, in part, responsible for getting teenagers reading again in this time of computer games and reality TV. A friend's daughter read the Twilight Saga and enjoyed it so much she went on to read some fantastic books.

       Nice and entertaining in my opinion but if you are looking for something life-changing, look elsewhere.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Emmach

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       I thought it was a waste of me time and only read half of the first.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Unknown

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       It's the best vampire novel written, after Bram's and Anne Rice's. Those who feel the books are dumb must be dumb themselves, since they lack some story-sense. I think its a perfect blend of romance, action, humour etc. woven perfectly into the thread of fiction.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Alice

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       It's easy to separate the dumb from the rest of us. All those who read and enjoy Twilight are the dumb and there's no need for an IQ test to know.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Einstein

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       Interesting how all the people who have nothing but rave reviews to say for Twilight all have the incapability of spelling.  Coincedence, i think not.  if you want to read a decent book about vampires, its blatantly got to be Dracula.  If you want to read a book where someone has looked in a thesaurus to get everyone word that has the meaning of beauty and use it in one sentence, then this is the book for you.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by C

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       This book should not even have been considered to stand by the other books on this list. The writing is awful.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Sam

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       Those who say that this book is good should not have the guts to speak or write at all because they don't know nothing about LITERATURE. Clearly, their emotion outweighs their reason.

       Stephanie Mayer is an embarassment to the literary world and a champion in the arena of impulse driven media.

       I bet they haven't read the classics and the twilight book might be their first book they have read after so many years tuning into the Hannah Montana show.

       And when I say classics, they are books that have been tested through time by different cultures, ages and other social groups you can think of.

       Kids, please leave the literary criticism to the experts. Don't embarass yourselves with your innocence and naive thinking.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Sophie

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       I'm shocked of how high this book got. Twilight is probably made it on this list because stupid teenage girls who are die-hard fans of literary bullshit spam-vote this book. There is absolutely NO character development, there are no themes at all, and the plot is BORING. For those who have not read the book, save your time and spend $20 on a book higher up on the list (like top 30 or 20).

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Skyler

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       I read a comment just then saying it was underrated and that it should be in the top ten!  Absurd to even consider having this book in the top 500!  It was certainly an entertaining story but it was not worthy of any literary praise. It was simply enjoyable trash.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by E

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       There was many honourable mentions on this list......but, the twilight saga. I think Stephen King sumed up the exstent of her writing ability. I suppose that the vast majority of her fan base voted her into this very poll....that is, all the adolescent fourteen - year old girls. Meyers is no Ayn Rand or Shirley Jackson....Meyers should of read their works instead of taking her writing instruction from the Sweet Valley High novels.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by J.

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       The Twilight Saga: This novel should not appear on the list, how can you compare Stephenie Meyer with Charles Dickens or Bram Stocker?? UNBELIVABLE!

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Twilight

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       The Twilight Saga is an enjoyable read, and very exciting, for the most part. Some of the characters are flat, and need to be recongnized for the great contribution to the series that they would be if expanded on.

       I believe the books would have been better if written by a different person. Mrs. Meyer has only a small talent for writing, and was lucky to have this dream. There is little depth to the story, and the third book (Eclipse) felt like a boring filler to me. I like the movies, however, equally as much as the book, because Summit Entertaiment interprets the characters well. They do a fantastic job with Carlisle Cullen ( Peter Facinelli), Billy Black, ( Gil Birmingham)  the Volturi (etc.), and Reneesme Cullen (Mackenzie Foy,  who will appear in Breaking Dawn). Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) need work.

       The romance of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan is not very present. Bella is a boring, pessimistic "heroine" (like Vanity Fair, I believe this book has no hero or heroine), that is very hard to watch and read about. I think Mrs. Meyer could have done a better job with a character with more feeling.

       Otherwise, this is a good book that has teens getting up off the computer, throwing down the remote, and picking up a book of one of the most epic teenage romance books of all time.

       Emphasis on teenage.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by awesome_guru

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       I'll admit, these books were higly entertaining but I think it's a stretch to include them in the list of 100 greatest novels of all time...The writing is straightforward and very simple. The characters are flat and while this allows them to be extremely relatable, it also prevents them from developing fully. Overall, these novels are great reads for vacation or killing time but your time could be much better spent.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by J

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       My favourite books, inexplicably brilliant. Don't judge them them based on their fad and following before you have read them.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Jodie

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       Twilight is one of the best novels l have ever read and l do addimit that the spackeling vampires kinda ruin he vampire image. by l can't hate twilight becoz of spackeling vampires.l love twiight becoz it is unique in it's own way.my fav of the series is eclipse and breaking dawn.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by vampirelover

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       I don't see what makes this series so great. Stephenie Meyer doesn't let her characters grow, they're for the most part unbelievable, and it fizzled out in the end. She's a novice writer who chose a sensational topic and got way too much hype over it.

       As far as I am concerned, nothing about the Twilight Saga screams the best 100 Novels. I just looked through the list and found a lot of books I like - To Kill a Mockingbird, His Dark Materials, and Dune just to name a few. His Dark Materials might be a series some of the more intellectual readers of Twilight might have come across.

       Northern Lights / The Golden Compass, The Silver Knife, and the Amber Spyglass are books with far more merit. If you read Twilight for its shoddy attempts at romance you'll love this series. The characters are a little young so at first it's harder to get into their heads, but once you do you find yourself cheering for their triumphs and crying at their heartbreaks. I've never had a book make me cry as hard as the Amber Spyglass did. Twilight came nowhere even close to pulling me in emotionally. Edward and Bella were a shallow couple in comparison to Lyra and Will.

       For those of you who noticed The Golden Compass and are thinking "Ew, I saw that movie, it sucked!" I recommend reading these books in their entirety. The movie came nowhere near close. Then again, I think I enjoyed reading Twilight more than watching its movie counterpart-- and that's saying something, because you couldn't pay me to read the series again.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Anonymous

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       I avoided these books like the plague until my friend (who is very well read) scooped them up and started to read them.  I figured that I would give them a shot and actually discovered that  I rather enjoyed them.  I loved Twilight.  I did not like New Moon.  Fell in love with Eclipse as there was good character development of the supporting characters which pulled me into the novel.  The final novel was kinda of a bore and took me a year to get back into after putting it down.  I did  manage to finish Breaking Dawn though and can say that the writing isn't bad it's not the greatest book I have read but I would argue that The Grapes of Wrath was so horribly boring and it's up there with some really good books.  I felt that The books are all well written and I enjoyed the series for the most.

       I was shocked to see it in the top 100 novels next to the Great Gatsby, To Kill A Mocking Bird and the like but people would argue that The Catcher in the Rye isn't a great novel either.  I feel that every book has it's followers and it's haters.  If you enjoy a little romance, and a departure from reality then it's a good book.  If you think that vampires and warewolves are just silly fantasy then these books are probably not for you.  Every book has an audience it doesn't matter if they are children, teens or adults.  Isn't the point of a book to get you reading and loving reading?  Reviews are quite personal and individual.  I wouldn't be so quick to disregard this series.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Jennifer

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       How are you going to put this book on a list with Blood Meridian?  The Bell Jar? The Stranger?  Twilight is like an extended version of Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Anonymous

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       WHY IS THIS BOOK ON THIS LIST? It might be entertaining reading, but it's not even close to the top 100 novels. It's basically trashy romance novels for teenagers.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Sarah

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       There's a lot of lovers and haters for this series. Personally, the first book, Twilight, was okay. The rest of the books, I thought could have been better. But considering that "Twilight" was based purely off S.Meyer's dreams, and the rest of the series was kinda forced, in my opinion, you can't really judge the books because dreams are pretty delusional and unrealistic.

       From the Twilight lover's point of view, the characters would be incredibly sexy, and your heart would beat really fast at those romantic scenes with the interactions of Bella and Edward or Bella and Jacob. It's a story about forbidden love, you can say, plus, a happy ending, so that's a bonus.

       From the hater's point of view, the whole series is quite delusional and doesn't make any sense at all. You can see Bella as a character with no personality, letting the reader slip into Bella's place. In a way, Bella is sort of a Mary Sue. The very fact that everyone is perfect and in love with Bella screams that she's a Mary Sue. Also, considering that Edward is dead..."Breaking Dawn" doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

       All in all fiction will be fiction. So if you like sappy, interspecies romances, then I won't stop you from reading this. If you're too realistic, and want books that have more meaning, then don't bother reading it.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by vk

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       DON'T READ THESE. Awful writing, boring characters, and the love story is... it's not even a love story. The whole thing is just boring.  And plus, she completely ruined vampires forever.

PS- If you do read this, I have three things to tell you. Sparkling is for Tinkerbell, not vampires. Pedophilia is a big part in the last book. Necrophilism is a big part through the whole series.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME
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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by GO HARRY POTTER

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       Seems like these books got pretty mixed reviews. Only for Soccer moms and teenage girls w/outta control hormones? HA! I'm neither and I loved all four. Granted I was team Jacob until book four and some of the heart stopping Edward lala was a bit much for me but really entertaining books. Isn't that what pleasure reading is about? So many of the books on this list are great for academic analysis and artistic purposes but in terms of entertainment and ending a long day at work or school w/something to take you away from it, this saga is in my top ten... For those who think these books dont belong on the top 100 we should be quantifying what type of top 100 reading were talking about here. Deep meaning OR one of the most engrossing things youve ever gotten your hands on. In terms of feeling riveted and not being able to put a book down this or 1984 THIS! This or Pride and Prejudice THIS!! This or Grapes of Wrath THIS!!! In terms of art, ok not so much but drivel cmon lighten up and have some fun. Balance, not everything has to be so serious all the time. We need books like these to wet the appetite of a generation who are opting out of reading for TV, youtube, facebook and video games.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Elle

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       Ugh! I couldn't stand these books. Horribly written, transparent characters, a storyline that bored me to tears! The only people who like these books are teenage girls and their awful horomones and soccer moms desperately trying to find love.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Krissy

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       I lost all respect for this list the second I saw the Twilight Saga on it. The only good thing is that is happens to be rather low at 88. These books are pulp fiction pieces of crap that should be regulated to the dollar-bin at stores, except the media managed to brainwash people enough into buying them. Argue quality all you want, but there is no way Stephanie Meyer's drivel should ever be put on the same level as works like Animal Farm or Atlas Shrugged.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Anon E. Mous

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       These are the best books I have ever read. I know there ia alot of books out there and there is many that are amzing but I have not found another i would spend my time reading 24 times. I have read each book (4) 24 times.

       I enjoyed the way Stephanie Myere wrote the books, ithere not complicated yet it has great description. The way she writes is just all around great.

       I know that the caricters are quite farfetched. I know alot of people could never wrap there minds around vampiers and wearwolfs but, there alot like any other mistical being, dragons,faries... I enjoyed the escape the books gave me. The whole charicter base sempt so real and relateble, ofcorse I'm not a vampier or werewolf but, it still sempt that they all had something there to intreeg diferent people, hence the 'teams' People choose.

       My personal opinion is that they are good for all ages and genders. I think that if you like anything, forlack of a better fraise, out there they will capture your mind. Of corse opinions vary.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Quwartnie

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       I have never been so in love with a set of books before or since. I read all four books twice in a row. The characters are so real and the love story is so engaging. An obvious fiction but it doesn't feel like that when you read them. It's like you are in the story watching what's happening and feeling what Bella is feeling. Definately read these books if you love a great romance. Brings you back to your first love, with an element of danger. My favourite books. It's no wonder they have become such a pheomenon.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Simone

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       WOW!!!!! I just picked up twilight, and could stop reading till i had completed Breaking Dawn. Its an amazing combination of mythology and love. Its impossible not  fall in love with Edward, not to dream of having a vampire boyfriend. Addictive is how i'd describe it. Must read. If u have seen the movies, they are an innjustice to the real Twilight. Adorable series.. I wish stepehnie would have released midnight sun.. I can pay any amount to read that book.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by MJ

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       I think this is one of the best books ever written. Can't wait for the movies.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by Yetty

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       Youve got to be joking. these books have to be the worst ive ever read. painfully boring and stupid storyline. A human falls in love with a werewolf and a vampire?

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by clare

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       It's one of the greatest i have ever read . all of the books rock . i can't believe it's num.88 . it's an understatement to say it should have been in top 10.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer was reviewed by cj

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