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Reasoning With Vampires: Literary Critique from a Twihard Hater

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Oct 20, 2013 | 8:00am EDT

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In the words of the blogger behind Reasoning With Vampires, "Before I had any right to dismiss Twihards or criticize the psychologically unhealthy relationship model that Bella Swan and Edward Cullen present, I felt obliged to read the books."

Language sentinels on the Internets are not new: it is somewhat text-based, after-all. The most hilarious thing about this particular blog, however, is the fight it pretends not to pick. While rushing headlong at the insidious syntax of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight cycle, it plunges its teeth into the franchise's jugular at the same time.

While the litany of critiques takes us through the most irksome thing about the series, the blog quietly pokes at Twilight's underbelly, unveiling the star-crossed lovers as dull, vain and downright specious. Tugging away at Meyer's pseudo-poetry reveals what lies beneath it: a politically retrograde morality tale, one that is totally bogus.

If you can't stomach the Twilight series, you will at least want to devour this literary critique of it.

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