Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Everyone on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, my blog roll, etc. lately has been talking about the book Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer. It was originally written for teen age readers, but the book has a huge adult following. I love, love, LOVE to read, and I had heard it was as good as Harry Potter, so I hopped on the bandwagon and bought the book last week.

It is about vampires, which are normally such an exciting topic for me that I can't even read about them because I have major nightmares. So, Jeff was super relieved when I failed to wake him up kicking and screaming about blood sucking creatures after beginning the book. In fact, he was shocked, because he can count on this happening any other time I read a scary book.

Which is in fact, the problem with Twilight. So far, I am bored silly. The story line is kind of plodding, the love angle is so overdone it is nauseating, and the vampires (at least by page 322) are not scary at all.

I have this obsession where if I start a book, I have to finish it (remember that OCD problem I mentioned yesterday?!) So, I keep plowing through waiting for something to happen. I am really trying to understand why some people are over the moon about it.

Have you read it? What do you think? Tell me what I'm missing!


Chris said...

Sorry you don't like it. I am addicted in a crazy stalker fan kind of way. I have read the series several times and am reading Twilight one more time before I see the movie. My hubby picked up Tickets to an almost sold out show on the 21st. The night it premiers. I think you either love it or you don't. I have always loved vampires and I love the story of forbidden love.

C said...

Yeah I tried it because some of my adult friends liked it and I hated it, in fact I stopped in the middle. I may watch the movie, who knows.

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