Thursday, December 08, 2005
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I am on page 188 of this deliciously rich novel. I am truly enjoying Twilight.
I first read about it in The Arizona Republic, where I was shocked to discover that this book was borne out of a vivid dream. And on top of that, Stephenie Meyer has since received a $750,000 advance for this and two more books. After that, I turned to my laptop which houses my attempts at a far-fetched fantasy of a NY Times bestseller, and then slapped myself really hard. I mean, I've had some pretty intricate dreams and did I ever think to write about them? Noooo. Instead, my lazy ass continued to pine over visions of stardom while my fingers lay idly on my lap.
So, I decided to pick up the book after reading about all the reviews that gave her 5 stars. After I stopped staring at her picture on the jacket flap, and imagining what it felt like to actually publish a book that everyone likes, I began my reading. I am so glad that I did! Twilight is sooo good. It's not an "action-packed thriller". It's not a "girl meets boy and happily ever after". And it's definitely not a "girl sucks, gets a makeover, gets past a big hurdle and life is grand kind of book". Instead, there are characters that just jump out at you because they express themselves in an almost "real" kind of way. Bella, the main character, is full of the emotions that come with life and all of its confusions and hurdles. And Edward - I think he is stealing my heart away from my husband.
This book does involve vampires. At first, I was weary of this but now, the way Ms. Meyer has placed her characters into the average life , it kind of makes you look around and wonder what if? So far I've found myself rushing through to find out what will happen, but then slowing down because I do not want it to end. So yummy. I cannot wait to finish it, and when I do, I will post my final verdict.