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August 2010

Eclipse: Dastardly Dueling Dirtbags Dully Debate Deserving Dopey Distressed Damsel

While reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, I expressed my annoyance to my sister that Meyer repeatedly avoided having any interesting conflict come up except for an easily-resolved issue towards the end, and how all the vampire slaying has happened offscreen. My sister told me that if I wanted to see action, Eclipse would be the […]

New Moon: In Which Bad Becomes Worse, And It’s All Downhill From Here.

In my review of Twilight, I commented that it was a bad book, but not exactly the imminent death of literature or worthy of the seething hatred many bear for it. I dismissed the work as a black mark on the Vampire Mythos that will soon fade into obscurity. That was before I moved on […]

Twilight: Not the Antichrist, but that’s not saying much.

There really isn’t a “safe” stance to take in reviewing Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. The book is a smash hit with teen girls all over the world and has a large adoring fandom. It also has an equally large if not larger hatedom that despises the book as an atrocious cancer eating away at the respectability […]