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Friday, May 21, 2010

Yeah I'm Reading Twilight

God help me I started reading Twilight during the power outage. I can see why some people say it's poorly written. I'm like 100 in to this 500-page book (I would hate to know how long the 1st draft was). It tends to drag on and on. A good story but damn. I don't like to be talked at. I kept flashing on that one Family Guy episode where it cuts away briefly to Peter narrating his life. He pisses off Lois and she knocks him out for a couple of hours. I'm contemplating on whether or not to finish it. Even more so on reading New Moon.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Yes, it may not be well written, but the story will draw you in, and the next thing you know, you'll be joining chat groups, contemplating whether you should join Team Edward or Team Jacob, and camping out for June 20th tickets for Eclipse. Yes, it happens to the best of us. I just blogged on this phenomenon myself. http://barbheartonsleeve.blogspot.com/

onipar... said...

Oof. I refuse to even see the movies, much less read the books.

Aaron Polson said...

I read the first book...

Meh.

I get why my teenage students like it, but it's not for me.

Martin Rose said...

Don't feel too guilty for reading it -- it's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with what's out there. Even if it bites. No one can say you didn't try.

Ty Johnston said...

Keep meaning to read it, mainly for my own education, but just can't make myself do it. Maybe eventually.

Cate Gardner said...

I enjoyed the first book, but that was enough for me. I am aware though, that 15-year-old me would have loved it.

Bhaswati said...

Hey there, dropping by after a while (a long while, eh?). Hope all is well with you and your writing. :)

Andrea Allison said...

I agree with what y'all are saying. If I read this in my teenage-R.L. Stine-loving days, I probably would have loved it. But eleven years past the expiration date, I find it "meh" at best.