1 Twilight great....every book that followed - poor efforttmadhatter | 17/09/2008 | See all tmadhatter's reviews (24)Whilst I will probably get a severe backlash for this review, the truth needs to be told!Twilight was a pretty good book, if a tad gushy in places (even my GF agrees, so its not just me being male and getting irritated by the romance stuff!) The books that followed were not as good but had some redeming qualities when they picked up now and again but nothing can save this book!The series is too long - the charactors are just not that interesting to sustain this over long borefest. I ended up bored of the constant mood changes of Edward (happy/angry/sad/happy again in the space of a page. Bella is nothing but a selfish looks obsessed teenager (seriously, how many more times can the writer use the phrase 'his marble...god like...angel ....blah blah blah...face/skin' etc?! Buy a Thesaurus love and stop repeating yourself.Then of course there is Bella's relationship with Jacob. The constant 'battle' of whether she loves him as a friend or more is more fitting for the classroom than a book. its just tedius not to mention boring. Then of course there is Edward and Jacobs bantering (yes i get the whole werewolf/vampire hatred thing BUT again its just annoying as all the writer seems occupied with is to keep going around in circles with unoriginal material)Then there is the whole idea that EVERYONE fancies Bella (right from the first book the writer touches on this subject). If I knew someone like Bella, as soon as I found out she was this self centred, self obsessed bore, I would run a mile. Seriously,the girl needs theropy.Meyer seriously needs to stop thinking like a pre-teen and give her readers more credit. The whole 'its not you, its me, its my fault' Bella is more fitting for an episode of Gossip Girl.This book is over long and just boring beyond belief and I confess I skipped some pages with frustration. I dont want to spoil any of the plot for those who still want to read it but i cant stress this enough when I say DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! Get from your local library and don't waste your money.I'm a writer and I am shocked that such american dribble is allowed to even be considered, let alone published.Buy Twilight and enjoy it. Go and see the film in December if you like But avoid this book at all costs.