Tuesday, June 02, 2009


My brain and heart have been too full to read much fiction for a long time. I read non-fiction, biographies, and a lot of blogs, but it’s been an endless source of frustration to my sister that I haven’t picked up a few major series that she wants to discuss.

Well, I’ve got the Twilight bug now. Thanks for loaning me the books, Lady O!

It’s convenient that my novel-reading speed hasn’t diminished, because I’ve powered through Twilight, New Moon, and half of Eclipse so far this week, in between work and playing with the boys.

Author Stephenie Meyer is an impressive storyteller, even if the writing in the first book was pretty awful. It a small way, it reminds me of George Lucas. He’s a great storyteller, even for the much maligned Star Wars prequels, but the man needs major assistance with dialogue. Many a Padme/Anakin scene would have been improved if they just smoldered silently at each other, rather than say a single inane word.

Back to the Twilight Saga. The subsequent books are improving in writing quality, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the story. I’m glad I joined the party in time to hear the collective shrieking of the world’s teenage girls during the MTV Movie Awards earlier this week, where movie adaptation of Twilight cleaned up. Breakout Male Star (dreamy vampire Edward, portrayed by Robert Pattinson or “RPattz”), Best Female Performance (damsel Bella, portrayed by Kristen Stewart or “KStew”), Best Fight Scene (really?), Best Kiss (duh), and Best Movie (well, it is the MTV Movie awards, after all).

The host of the awards came onstage after a commercial break and said that he’d just made a bet with his buddy. He paused for a dramatic moment and quietly said, “Twilight.” SHRIEK!!!!! Bet won.

Any other Twilighters out there?


Bea said...

I'll be interested to hear what you think of Breaking Dawn. People seem to either love it or hate it.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the books yet. They're on my list, and I want to read them, I just haven't found the chance. I did read all of the Anne Rice vampire books, so I expect I'll like them, if and when I do get around to Twilight.

mayberry said...

I feel like the only one, but I haven't read a word of the series1