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Stephanie Meyer vs. Ann Rice

Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by Thursday, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Shadoe

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    In truth, there are those who do take Twilight as gospel.
     
  2. Kit

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    One more plus that hasn't been mentioned- it can be hard to get many kids and teens to READ. There are a lot of kids and teens who do not read ANYTHING outside of what is required of them for school (and sometimes not even that- Cliff's Notes, anyone?). I'm a fan of anything- drivel or not- that inspires young people to read. Some may even go on from there to read less drivel-y material!
     
  3. Elder the Dwarf

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    This is bs! What a ridiculous statement... we read spark notes ;).
     
  4. Kit

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    Heh... my school days- back when dinosaurs walked the earth- predate Spark Notes!

    The names may change, but some things never do. :p
     
  5. Shadoe

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    Oh crap. I'm so old I don't know what Spark Notes are...
     
  6. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    Forget about Stephenie vs Anne, I want to see Lestat vs Edward in a vampire fight to the death!! =)
     
  7. Steerpike

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    Lestat would tear him to sparkling pieces :)
     
  8. Kit

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    I think you're right, but then he'd have to go into the Witness Protection Program, because he'd have millions of homicidal preteen girls hunting him to the ends of the earth.
     
  9. Steerpike

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    That's true. Lestat is probably smarter than that. He wouldn't want to earn the ire of all those girls. Maybe he could frame Selena Gomez. Those same girls already hate her for dating Justin Bieber.
     
  10. Sheilawisz

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    Poor Captain Sparkles!! Maybe Edward could stand a chance against Lestat if Felix and Jane help him =)
     
  11. Jess A

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    This thread has flame-war potential. -chuckle-

    Twilight was terrible. I've never really read Anne Rice because vampires don't appeal to me much at all. This means I have no opinion on Anne Rice.

    That is all I really have to add.
     
  12. Steerpike

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    Twilight wasn't terrible. It was just mediocre. It is better written than Eragon. Now THERE is a flame war :)
     
  13. Sheilawisz

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    I have read only the first book of the Twilight series, and I think that it's nothing spectacular: Just a fun story, sometimes annoying, sometimes entertaining, easy to read... It failed to hook me and I never read the other books, but it's certainly not terrible!! It's after all a good story that hooks readers, that's why it's successful =)

    I do like the Twilight movies, I have all the dvds!! About Anne Rice, I have never read her works or watched the movies so I have no opinion about her... it's more fun to compare Edward and Lestat!!
     
  14. Jess A

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    I did not enjoy Eragon either.
     
  15. Steerpike

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    I agree with this. I read the first one because my daughter wanted to read it, and I wanted to read it first since I heard it was a vampire romance and I know some people who write those stories (and they can be quite racy).

    It wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible either. It did not, however, entice me to read the rest of the series. Not my type of story to begin with. I did read The Host, which is more along the lines of something I would like, and I thought that one was decent.

    I found Eragon to be unreadable, personally.
     
  16. Erica

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    People like what they like. Twilight was clearly written for a much younger audience than Rice's novels, so even though they are both about vampires, it's a bit like comparing apples and oranges really.

    Shortly after they started coming out, I read somewhere that the author of the Twilight books was very religious and a major theme in her novels was the importance teens staying chaste in the face of temptation or something like that. I don't know if it's even true, but it turned me off on the concept of ever reading them. I hate moralizing. Mind you, the trailers sure make the movie versions look 'sexy.'
     
  17. writeshiek33

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    the meyer books were entertaining as far as supernatural romance beyond that not good vampire story i accepted forthey are
     

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