Wednesday, December 17, 2008

(Warning, if you haven't read Twilight and plan to, this is probably a spoiler)

I finished reading Twilight the other day, and I must say it's no Harry Potter. It was entertaining enough, but nothing special. First of all, it's written in first person narrative and generally, I do not like books written in first person. Second, somehow J.K. Rowling was able to make Harry Potter somewhat believable, but I just didn't think Twilight was so much.

My last complaint is probably because I'm not a teenager. I can see how teenage girls would like the book - they are the same age as the characters, they know everything, and when you're a teenager, you think everything you want is what you really want and need. Because you don't realize how irrational your decisions are. So on that note, Bella wanting to become a vampire, really? Really? You're 17! You are most likely NOT in love with the love of your life. You're 17 and you make irrational decisions! I mean, come on. Once again, I can see why teenagers find this plausible, but I, at the ripe old age of 24 think that this is ridiculous.

Oh, so that wasn't my last complaint, this is - the climax of the book. It just wasn't good. Obviously Bella wasn't going to die - there are THREE more books! I thought the ending was poorly written and somewhat anticlimatic. All of a sudden she was dying, but then she was saved! Yay for Edward! And the bad guy is gone/dead and the readers did even get to read about what happened really, just the retelling of the story. No stand off between James and Edward, no dramatic fight scene. Just a recap after Bella almost died. Seriously, not the best ending.

Oh, another thing that bothered me about the book (this one is really the last one) - Edward laughed ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME. I swear, every other sentence was about him chuckling or snickering or another word for laughing. It got old after a while.

So even with all my problems with the book, I do plan on reading the rest of them. I'm just not running out right away to do so.


Melissa said...

Glad you still plan to read the others. As unbelievable as they are, I still liked them. I read them realy fast so I didn't notice all Edward's chucklying I guess.

Don't see the movie! If you don't like the books, you will most likely hate the movie. I hated it the first time, it got better the second time because I wasn't analyzing every little bit, the third time was the best. Not sure why I watched it three times, other than the fact that I went with three different groups of friends.

Anonymous said...

Ripe old age of 24....gotta like that!

Mom :)