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I hated the Guide

Postby bac » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:46 am

If you were totally disappointed with The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide then leave your review here.
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Re: I hated the Guide

Postby dandyvampgirl_13 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:49 pm

First and probably only post!

I didn't quite hate it, but I really don't think the guide deserved to be published. 95% of it was a repeat of information we could easily glean from the books. The other 5% was just... stuff. Interesting to know if you're still deeply invested in the series, a more than a bit of a laugh if you've left the fandom for better things. Basically an excuse to waste more paper on an absolutely massive book to make more money. This is why we have the Web, Steph. The Internet is a wonderful place to build a Twiverse encyclopedia, rather than just reiterate the entire series over again (really, like 20 pages dedicated to the major plot points of ALL THE BOOKS? Please inform me what the point was of that).

Best part: Seeing Rinian's fanart, which is honestly the only Twi-art I've ever liked, mostly because the Cullens are alot better looking in it.

Vaguely interesting: Volturi background, even though I've long since lost any soft spot I once harboured for the 'bad guys' of the series. Just nice to get a vague, mismatching approximation of dates and 'prehistory' that didn't quite add up but it's her headcannon so whatever. Oh, and the talk about all the cars. Interesting, much better written than everything else.

The worst: Basically the rest of the thing, especially her playlist 'explanations'. I understand that those are just her inspiration and I don't need to agree with them at all and she put them in there to (make the book bigger) give fans a visual of where the songs she listened to would go to allow them friendly debate on why each song works where it is and blah blah blah. They were just ridiculous.

All around just meh. You lot can like it, I only read it for the laughs and some vague interest in what she was going to muck about with in this. So sue me.
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Re: I hated the Guide

Postby Grrrillaful » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:21 pm

Dandyvampgirl_13, I agree with a lot of your points. I think the series has basically just become a way for people to cash in on its marketability. This includes all of the products like keychains and perfumes and dolls, etc. but also each "supplemental" book that comes out is just a way to make money and prolong the experience. Instead of seeing SMeyer put out additional Twilight stuff, I'd be more interested in actually seeing some new work (although I'm not very interested in The Host or its sequels. I mean more like the things she's mentioned in interviews like a mermaid story or the high fantasy one she's talked about a couple times). I think my problem with the guide was that it wasn't very useful--like you said, it was mostly things that are included in the books or could have easily been posted online. I guess this reaction is pretty much because I see myself as a critical fan. I've invested a lot of time in this series, and certainly gotten enjoyment from it, but I'm actually quite ambivalent about it as a whole.
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Re: I hated the Guide

Postby Twihard_61 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:22 pm

I've not read the book yet so I'll take this into consideration when buying it ;) xx
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Re: I hated the Guide

Postby Twihard_61 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Now I have got the guide and I read it there are some bits which do go a bit slow but tbh I really enjoyed it ;) xxx !!!

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