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i think that the namesake is slightly over-rated although it had its moments
 
 
i dunno, the whole Asian American angsty teen thing seemed overwrought to me; I just HATED Gogol... i don't know if it was actual any element of the style or writing... I have always enjoyed Lahiri's aesthetics; just the plot and characters were, to me, whole unsatisfying and unsympathetic, but then, this is the subjectivity of literature
 
i was forced to read and reveiw it.....
 
 

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twilight obviously. i only read first part and i gave up in the middle of new moon. was there any logic to anything in it?? Edward loved bella becoz she smells good and he cannot read her mind(some1 commented "how can he when she has no brainLOL"), and bella loved edward because he has a perfect face, he glitters in sun.. great!!! what a love story. there are better fan-fictions than this over-hyped saga

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Originally posted by dr.fahmi

twilight obviously. i only read first part and i gave up in the middle of new moon. was there any logic to anything in it?? Edward loved bella becoz she smells good and he cannot read her mind(some1 commented "how can he when she has no brainLOL"), and bella loved edward because he has a perfect face, he glitters in sun.. great!!! what a love story. there are better fan-fictions than this over-hyped saga
I totally agree with you. I had a long convo with a friend about how edward should be a fairy. I mean come on he sparkles....
Dracula is a real vampire not cullen he sucks (pun intendedWinkLOL)
 
Twilight fans....no offence

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For me... well... the Twilight series! All my female friends (and some males, too.. Stern Smile) were going ga-ga over it so I decided to give it a shot. But... I kept convincing myself that there'll be something good in the next chapter, next chapter... and finally, the series got over. Stern Smile So, for me, Twilight!

Just my p.o.v - Sorry to Twilight fans!

PS - I agree, Edward is more like a fairy than a vampire! ROFL

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Originally posted by Swati_Hegde

I decided to give it a shot. But... I kept convincing myself that there'll be something good in the next chapter, next chapter... and finally, the series got over. Stern Smile So, for me, Twilight!
PS - I agree, Edward is more like a fairy than a vampire! ROFL
some how i managed to finish part 1 by turning pages most of the time, but then i was fed up doing so in new moon too so i had no choice other then to leave it. i did not had the stamina to go thru the entire series to know what was special in it.Confusedsorry twilight fans

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As an author I think both Vikas Swaroop and Chetan Bhagat are over rated. But Chetan Bhagat at least has easy quick reads. I recently read Six Suspects by VIkas Swarup and hated every minute of it. Its lame, a fictional plot of the Jessica Lal case and so very mediocre.

Another book which was over rated and I personally didn't like very much was The Alchamist. I still haven't been able to finish it!!!

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Paolo Coelho is highly overrated for me as well.

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