Reviews Posted This Week:
Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?
Oh boy, it's gonna be a list.
-Fifty Shades of Grey-Yes, I read it. Yes, I liked it. Yes, I wrote a fairly glowing review of it. But I don't get the hype. Much better BDSM erotica has been written. I don't get the controversy and I don't understand why people were so pissed about it. Women like to read about sex. Get over it. I don't have a problem that it was based on Twilight fan fiction though--otherwise I would be equally angry that Cassandra Clare has been published.
-The Da Vinci Code-It's the singular worst book ever written. I would like to burn it. I don't have a problem with the subject matter but I do have a problem that it's a terribly written piece of crap that everyone but me loves.
-Twilight series-The fan fiction is better written. It is. I can point you out a thousand stories where a fan fiction author took characters that I hated in Twilight and made them likable and believable and created beautiful stories that would leave the source material in the dust. Stephenie Meyer tripped and fell on a goldmine but otherwise she's a pretty terrible writer whose heroine is obnoxious and whose hero has stalker tendencies. She should have written about the wolves. Actually, strike that, leave it to the fan fiction writers---they do a better job.