Caveat: I don't mean any disrespect to either the author or her work, so I apologise in advance if I cause offence - it is not my intention to do so.
So, yesterday I reached the halfway point of Twilight (Stephanie Meyer) and I'll just burst if I don't talk about what I've read so far....so I will (talk about it that is, not burst) *grin* And yes there are spoilers in this post for anyone out there who, like me, has avoided the Twilight phenonomen to date!
Ummmm. Where to start? Not sure... Edward sparkles...sparkles...in the sun! All I can think of is one of those globes that you shake so the glitter flies everywhere. Do you know the ones I mean? If I shook him (Edward), do you think the sparkles will move? *realises post is going wildly off tangent and attempts to correct course* And I'm sure I remember people mentioning that he broods and stares at Bella...a lot! But I don't remember anyone saying that brooding is all he does... I can't understand why Bella is so enthralled by him. Yes Bella *looks at Bella* I get that Edward has the looks of a fallen angel:
I couldn't imagine how an angel could be any more glorious. There was nothing about him that could be improved upon.But I don't think that is love IMO - it's a full-blown infatuation. And yes, I believe that is a symptom of being a teenager, although I wasn't a normal teenager by any stretch of the imagination so I've never really experienced an infatuation *grin* And I will freely admit, the rest of the book could prove me completely wrong but...what part of Edward telling you he is dangerous do you not get Bella? *realises 'the finger' is up and promptly puts it down* When did I become all parental?
Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying the book. I loved Jacob up until the point that I realised I was old enough to be his mother (has anyone else felt parental reading this book or is it just me?). But I do think it is rather....verbose (if I may be so bold). But, there are some passages that have left me beyond incredulous:
I don't mind. Please don't worry about offending me, or frightening me, or whichever. That's the way you think. I can understand, or I can try to at least. Just explain however you can.This is a teenager? Aren't teenagers by definition never meant to understand anything? Plus, that's a very calm acceptance of the rather large purple elephant in the room! *looks back at post* Infatuation 101. Got it! Which leads too:
"You spied on me?". But somehow I couldn't infuse my voice with the proper outrage. I was flattered.Flattered? He is spying on you, watching you sleep (and thus invading your private space? And he's done it more than once. *heads towards Oxford English Dictionary to read the definition of 'stalker' in case it has been amended recently* And then we have:
And I was filled with compassion for his suffering, even now, as he confessed his craving to take my life.Say what? Compassion? Maybe this is just me *nods at Kris* but...WTF?
I have requested the DVD from my local library to watch tonight (or perhaps this weekend) [yes, I am insane, but I want to see 'the hair'....] and am planning to collect it after I have visited the blood suckers (I mean the Blood Donation Service) this afternoon. I find it rather amusing that I'm going to donate blood this afternoon at the same time I'm reading about vampires. And I have remembered the advice of all of you who suggested I read the book before I watch the movie - I'm hoping half an hour hooked up to an IV will see me finish it. Plus I really want to see the nurses' faces when they realise I'm reading a vampire book *grin* I'm such a rebel!
So, have you read/seen Twilight? Thoughts? And if so...should I continue with New Moon at some point?