Okay, a discussion point for you, if you will.
After reading my post about military science fiction, someone asked why I hadn't included Heinlein.
Simple. I hadn't read the book.
As far as I'm concerned, if you haven't read the book you can't pass judgement.
This includes books like Twilight, as far as I'm concerned. If you've read it, sure, talk about the weak prose, the recycled ideas and the creepy relationship. If you haven't read it, you are basically talking out of your ass. How do you know that you'll concur with the opinion of others? It might become your favourite book ever.
If you haven't finished a book, you can't pass judgement either. You can talk up to the point you dropped it. I always finish a book - if I don't, then how will I know everything the author intended me to know? I might hate the whole book. But what if the latter third redeems everything that has gone before?
What d'you reckon?
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