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November 24, 2008

Spent all day Saturday reading Twilight, the first book of the hottest new young adult series today. Although I’m not much into vampires or love stories, the hype around the books and the movie was too much to ignore. It pretty much seems like it is the “next Harry Potter”. Besides, it’s clearly written for teenage girls and took me only a day to finish.

Impressions:

  • Bella, the main character, is extremely annoying. At least to me, she was very negative and overall very unlikable.
  • Edward, the vampire love interest, was a bit too perfect. I understand he’s a vampire and his looks/actions have to be more than enough to overcome that downside. But I keep thinking there is no way any guy in real-life will live up to him and do the teenage girls reading this book know that?
  • Plot-wise, once it got past the set-up (Bella moving, adjusting, meeting Edward, dating Edward), then it got exciting. Unfortunately, it was exciting for only a few chapters. It’s going to make for a fun movie climax though.
  • Writing – well, you can’t expect too much for a young adult novel about vampires.
  • Side-note because the movie posters are everywhere now, I don’t think Robert Pattinson makes a very good Edward. All the pictures I keep seeing make him look more vampiric and disheveled rather than statuesque and “perfect”.

I will try to read the rest of the series, but it could go downhill very quickly.

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2 comments

  1. I thought of you when I saw this post on Amazon blog: Meyerbook: Bella Swan is no longer attending Forks HS Prom


  2. […] there are so many worse cultural things out there (like Gossip Girl or the Twilight series). If you need to “protect” them from Disney movies, they’ll never be able […]



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