Monday, December 15, 2008

Review of Twilight

Let's face it, there's a lot of hoopla about these books, and the movie. Teenage girls are screaming in the theaters. It makes starting to read this series a little unappealing, like listening to Hannah Montana might be, for example. Never done it, not going to start.

However, I'd also heard a common refrain from folks whose opinions I trusted: that despite themselves, they were drawn into the story and couldn't put the book down. So, I put myself on the long, long, hold list at the library, and forgot about it until my number was up and the book was in at the library.

I read that sucker in two days.

It was enthralling, and entertaining, and totally worth the hype. No, it's not going to win the Pulitzer, but I immediately took to the characters, especially Bella, the narrator. I love that she is sarcastic and clumsy (like me!). I loved brooding, mysterious, beautiful Edward. The long, slow buildup in the beginning didn't bother me a bit...I knew the book would deliver. And it did.

I would totally recommend this one. Mr. T is now reading it, and is shameless about reading a book popularized by teenage girls on his daily BART rides. I'm on the waiting list for the second and third books, and am so impatient I actually went to the used book store and looked around for book two. They didn't have any copies, of course. Hurry up, library patrons! I'm waiting!!

1 comment:

Pica Maloria said...

I think this is the first book I totally disagree with you on - I *hated* the pacing and felt like the book could have been 100 pages shorter. My sister repeatedly tells me that all of the wingeing and sighing is very teen - which is true - but... I think I really only enjoyed the beginning and the end.
Maybe I'll try the second one if you like that better or as much as the first.