What do you think of books that receive a lot of hype? (think of the “Twilight” saga, or “Harry Potter”, or “The Da Vinci Code”). Do you read them? Why, or why not?
I would really like to say no but the best, and most honest, answer I can give is sometimes. I think it depends on the book, the writing and why there is so much hype to begin with.
I like Twilight. I mean, the writing is borderline terrible but Stephenie Meyer created one heck of a gem when she created Edward (and Jasper). I do think that most of the fan fiction is much better both in the characterization and the writing.
I also liked Harry Potter. It was my first foray into YA and I could not put the books down…until the 7th book where she killed Snape.
HATE is not even strong enough of a word for how I feel about The Da Vinci Code. I read a few pages then had to pick up Pride and Prejudice to clean my brain. It was terrible. That book is the perfect example on people picking up on the hype and controversy and running with it.