Katie Loughlin


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Smashwords book reviews by Katie Loughlin

  • Literary Heroin (Gluttony): A Twilight Parody on June 03, 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.