Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twilight by Stephanie Myer

Twilight (Twilight, #1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I originally put Twilight on my list to appease my wife, who is an avid Stephanie Myer fan. She drove 10 hrs just to see her after Twilight came out. Anyway, after several years of suggestions, prodding and occasional threats she finally found a way to get me into it. She knows that if I get into a book I am lost until it is over, so she just had to set the hook. What did she do? She read them aloud to me. Did it work? Yes it did.

So my thoughts:

My reasons for NOT reading these were well-founded. About 2/3 of this book could be cut out and summed up in one sentence. They love each other. Easy. Now I know that those many pages of saying the same thing in multiple ways appeals to much of her audience, but I was bored by it. What can I do?

Enough of the cons, now for the pros.
This is a bestseller for good reason. Myer's characterization is awesome, which I am guessing is typical of the romance genre, something I have no experience in. And the creative approach to mythic creatures really pulled me in, as I found completely new ways to think about old ideas.

While this book just can't compete with my fantasy favorites, I can say that I enjoyed it, and am thoroughly sucked into the plot, however sentimental it may be. I will be reading the whole series in short order, so check back in a day or two for my next review.

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