Thursday, January 13, 2011

Discussion: Vampire Books


Today we shall open a discussion on Vampire Books. Hopefully there will be parts to that discussion.

So if you ask me what are some vampire books that I read?

Personally I didn’t read much. I read the Twilight saga, Thirst and Infinite Days. Just for now I am going to talk about Twilight.

Twilight was the book that made me fall in love with the YA genre. Bella was this weak character who couldn’t survive without Edward. I liked that. And if you don’t agree that twilight was a good book, you could at least agree that it was a huge phenomenon. It is still huge till now. Twilight forced many people into reading; opening new doors for many potential readers. When my friend told me about twilight back in 2008, I was disgusted. A blood-sucking vampire. EW. But when I saw the movie (this same friend forced me too) I fall in love.

But why? What happened? Why is twilight such a phenomena? What made it so popular across the globe?

My analysis: we get to see Bella; a girl below average. She doesn’t date much. She doesn’t spend much time in front of the mirror to look above average. She doesn’t dress to impress. Then all of sudden, the most gorgeous guy in the school falls in love with her. Basically, the twilight book was every girl's dream. A girl wants a guy who could look beyond their beauty. Someone who could go through hell to get to her. Someone who could resist the taste of sin to be with her. Readers got to experience that in Twilight. It gave hope to readers that, yes, a vampire…. I mean, Er, a prince charming will be waiting for them. This is why Twilight is a huge phenomenon.

So tell me what do you think? Why twilight is/was so huge? Why didnt other vampire 
books rode on the same wave of success?   

Next week I will be comparing twilight to the other vampire books that I had read. 

Tata for now  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with Twilioght when I read it back in 2008. I fell out of love in mid 2009, and I don't think I'll ever go back.

Twilight is addicting. It just is, really, and I got sucked into the story, despite thinking how off and boring it is now.

I think Twilight is so huge because suddenly a lot of people were reading it and there's huge disagreements on it. People were curious becuase either their friends loved it or hated it. I agree about the whole average girl meets amazing guy and he falls for her thing. Girls want that to happen.

Personally, though, i think it is overrated and the movies are just another way to get cash.


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