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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Weekly Geeks 12: Batch the third

More questions! :)

Chris at http://chris-book-a-rama.blogspot.com/ asked:

I'm the only person on the planet to have not read Twilight. What made you pick it up?

I think I was the second-last person on the planet not to have read it! Um ... I saw bits and pieces about it here and there, without really being aware of its juggernaut-ness to start with. Then I watched the film trailer. Then it kept popping up on blogs and it seemed to be one of those serendipitous things. So I gave in to fate. :)

http://bookchronicle.wordpress.com/ asked:

Recently I had my arm twisted into reading Twilight and found it to be an enjoyable experience and I can definitely see why it's so popular. However, now being a week removed from the text in retrospect I do feel Meyer depended too much on the emotions of the situation, to the point I feel as if she uses it as a crutch. How did you feel about Meyer's use of emotion and do you think the book should have been as long?

I think the book could have used a bit more editing, and nothing would have been lost. As for the emotional content _ I don't know. I didn't feel manipulated, which I like, and technically speaking both Bella and Edward are teenagers, which is a pretty emotive state, so that aspect of it didn't bother me. :)

1 comment:

Confuzzled Books said...

Your not the only one who took a while to read Twilight . I just wrote my review and I am now hooked into the series and reading New Moon. Luckily I don't know about you but I haven't been spoiled to much about anything.