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Twilight Series ...

I know this came up several months ago but what are ya'll's opinions ("ya'll" is a word, let's get that out of the way) on the 'Twilight' series, by Stephanie Meyer?  I read the first book yesterday (yes, in 4 hours) and I'm not sure I want to commit to this series.  It was good, and obviously a pretty easy read, but seriously, do I want to get emotionally involved here or not?  I can't seem to make up my mind if I want to make the emotional investment.  Or will there be and emotional investment?  Anyway, I know you gals won't steer me wrong. 

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britt_1975
Jan. 4th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Ya'll is most definitely a word!

Twilight is one of those things that I will completely admit to loving, while acknowledging that it's undeniably ridiculous. It really is just over the top, teenage angst... and while I shake my head over all the drama, secretly I loved it, because I remember how utterly dramatic I (and seemingly everything around me)was when I was in high school.

That said, I hated almost all of the final installment. I flew through the first three books and then took several weeks to read the last one, because I just could not make myself focus on it.
doc_3
Jan. 5th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
*see icon for evidence of vampire-obsession*

I have heard negative reviews for the last book from other sources so I think that's why I'm so hesitant to get any further involved. Plus, it is totally over the top and ridiculous, although I was fascinated. Perfect for teens but maybe we've aged out?
bertie456
Jan. 4th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
SPARKLING VAMPIRES. Do not want.

Yeah, so I haven't actually read the books, but I've read enough about them to want to pass. *shrugs* Maybe it's lack of enthusiasm for romance novels but the only reason I'd read them is for the lulz.

*is unhelpful and suitably contrite*
doc_3
Jan. 5th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Not unhelpful at all. Because now I feel free to admit that the sparkling vampire was a bit much. Angel most certainly did not sparkle ... and isn't he every girl's vampire dream?
tempertemper
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
Just crashing to say - yes.

And I haven't read the books but if the posters for the movie are anything to go by it's angst to the power of teenagers and also a complete rip off... Really? There's a not totally evil, broody vampire type and he knows this totally evil vampire type who - oh, has slicked back blond hair?

Where have I heard that before I can't quite put my finger on it....

Seriously, I know I shouldn't judge before reading but...

Edited at 2009-01-06 11:50 am (UTC)
doc_3
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
***points to icon***

Ooh, ooh - I know, I know! Call on me!

Seriously, like I told Bertie, Angel didn't sparkle ...

He's the penultimate for me, so I'm not sure I can buy into this series. Still pondering ...
tempertemper
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
This sparkling vampire thang is news to me... completely cracktastic snort-thru-your-nose awesome news ;) In what way does he sparkle exactly?!

Maybe you could pick the second book up cheap somewhere and see?
bertie456
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
LMAO - when the Twilight vamps go into daylight, they sparkle. Like diamonds.

No shit, she actually wrote that. I'm going to go see if I can find the quote for you. :)

ETA: "Edward in the sunlight was shocking. I couldn’t get used to it, though I’d been staring at him all afternoon. His skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday’s hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface."

Also, at one point Edward asks Bella, "Do I dazzle you?"
For realsies. *shakes head*

Edited at 2009-01-06 01:32 pm (UTC)
tempertemper
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
OMG LOL - oooookay!

So he doesn't burst into flames in daylight: bonus. But your friends are kind of curious:

"Who's your shiny new boyf .. no literally, he's shiny?"

Edited at 2009-01-06 02:38 pm (UTC)
wimseynotes
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
My 21 year old hated it. My 19 year old said, "I'd have loved this when I was 14!"

My 14 year old LOVED it.

(all girls, naturally - my boy refuses to even open the book).

So I guess it depends on your feelings about abstinence, true lurve forever, and sparkly vampires.

My thoughts? (I read a lot of YA). Meh.


doc_3
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
I think I would have loved it a lot more 15-20 yrs ago myself. I just can't quite buy in. I have a very "meh" feeling about it too.
ggjunkie33
Jan. 5th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
My opinion is sort of like britt_1975's on this. I loved the first three books, but I still haven't finished the last one and it came out @ begining of august. I do also recognize that it's utterly ridiculous and it's totally a bunch of angst and stuff, but I think it's the hopeless romantic in me that's so in love with the story.

But also, I've discovered that with me, often my obsessions go in phases, so who knows what I'll love in a month or two... ;)
doc_3
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I think I may not go any further with the series. I just don't think I'll be happy that I spent the time and money on the books at the end. Everyone seems to have been disappointed in the last book.
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