July 13, 2010
If only I could blame something concrete for the worldwide explosion of the “Twilight” franchise…. But what I end up thinking is: What’s wrong with the world?!
Okay, I guess I could understand why young teenagers would go ga-ga over the “perfection” of Edward, and the “girl-next-door”ness of Bella… But I see middle-aged
women poring over its pages too! “Shame on you,” is all I have to say. And is it really necessary to splash Twilight all over newspapers, magazines, TV, and…every possible media device ever created?? I admit to having read the entire series, and thought the idea of chaste vampirism quite innovative for the genre…. But that’s it. I had no idea that it would be worth so much worldwide attention and obsession!
I am also blaming Twilight for the destruction of light fiction because those books are now being pushed to the back of the bookstore, and are replaced by even more trashy vampy, teen books! And I guess Meg Cabot has been feeling the pressure… Read the rest of this entry »