*coughs* Okay, okay. I'll admit it. I've read all the books. Not only did I read them all, I did it in about 9 days.
I actually, really, really liked the series and don't really 'get' the extremely passionate dislike it inspires other than the extremely passionate desire of folks to separate themselves from 'everyone else' by claiming dislike of anything that 'everyone else' really likes.
When I read that scene, I didn't cancel dinner, but I'm pretty sure I teared up and felt that tug in my belly when I read something that's emotionally compelling.
Totally with you here.
I love the books. Have them all.
Seen the movie and loved it. Have it on DVD.
I love Twilight, the whole series, and can't wait for the rest to come out movie-wise.
However, I'm not like some of those lunatics out there who want to change their name to Somethingsomething Cullen or whatever-the-fuck-else and buy all
of the merchandise.
And I just don't understand all of the major dislike for the series. I can understand the whole thing with people not liking the sparkly vampire bit; because vampires aren't 'supposed' to be sparkly and whatnot.
But...yeah. Why hate
it so badly?
I just can't wrap my mind around it or understand why. It totally escapes me.
And honestly... Stephenie Meyer is not the greatest
author ever. But I do have to say that she is, in my opinion, pretty good. I read like there is no tomorrow and see a shitload of very different writing styles. Hers appeals to me, personally, and it's good. Not the best but certainly not the worst or anything.