on June 12, 2012 :
A very interesting look at what it takes to make a best selling novel and have it turned into a movie. This was a very good read to give you ideas and help form your opinions on what is valid entertainment and what is just there to make a dollar. I am looking forward to reading additional bossks from this author.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
on June 5, 2012 :
I think a reader knows when they want to read something with substance. I could barely get through the “novel” portion of this book. The most interesting part was the text conversation between Edwin, Jacobus, Stephen & Joanne. Everything written was so true. The rest of the story involving the young teacher, Isobel, was the worst “romance” I’ve ever read. Which is why I don’t read many of them and there are few authors on that list of mine. As I write this, I still have 15 more pages to go and I am forcing myself through to the end of Isobel’s TW type novel.
I recommend this book to anyone who knows someone that needs to wake up from what the media is force-feeding us to love and enjoy. The music on the radio, the top books on the shelves, the top movies in the theaters (since most are remakes and revamps anyway. I mean, how many Hulks are there anyway, soon a new, darker, Spiderman.) But I won’t front, I will probably see them on disc. But I am not defined by them.
Read Literary Heroin. It makes its point!!!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on June 3, 2012 :
Let me start off by saying that I expected this story to be more about parodying Twilight and less about the ideas behind the story and its popularity, however, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It strayed from the usual plot structure and character development to deliver a message to the reader (made more apparent by the frequent hyperlinks to external news articles). I would have preferred this to be a nonfiction novel because I feel the characters’ opinions (which I assume to be shared by the author, Jess C Scott) would have been ideally suited for that format.
The plot line about Isobel and Twue Wuv led me astray as it was portrayed as being the central focus on the story. (The main point of the story turned out to be the IM chat between Edwin, Jacobus, Stephen, and Joanne in chapter four.) Though I found the parody to be hilarious, it made me think the novel was going to be something it did not end up to be. I don’t think this book is just for those who dislike Twilight since the topics discussed span other young adult literature and American culture as a whole. I would suggest the book to anyone who wants to break free of the mindless masses and who may think their opinions aren’t shared.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Angelito G. Nambatac Jr
on May 30, 2012 :
A very entertaining piece of work by Jess Scott, where every detail of the Twilight Saga, and in YA in general, was sliced out letting the "true meat" be exposed for public viewing. This is the best parody I've ever read. High five!
I never left where I started and without interruption, I've read this half a day. Honestly! It leaves me struck. Jess Scott smartly chooses her words to really give an electrifying effect to readers when read. Literary Heroin is not only criticizing Twilight (and HG) but there's something more to it. This is a work that will instigate revolution against literary mediocrity and mundane novels, including disgusting fan fictions too. A movement against greedy publishers who are much more interested in making money than that of instilling true art to every book they publish. Jess Scott perfectly relayed his sentiments against poorly made books and mundane fan fictions.
I highly recommend this to all people who love books and who hate bad literature!
Read more review here: http://hailgil.blogspot.com/2012/05/book-review-and-giveaway-literary.html
(reviewed the day of purchase)