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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Fractured Winter by Allison Bailliet
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon May 18th, 2009, 8:43 am

"EC2" wrote: I think it definitely catches those first feelings of adolescent yearning in a very powerful way, and that is part of its success.


I've just finished Twilight and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It's very easy to read. I agree with EC's comment - I can see the appeal to young teenage girls. Edward is a 'bad' boy but such a hero, too! It's not literary - I don't think it's supposed to be - it's just a jolly good fun read! I think the author achieves the chemistry between Edward and Bella so well without being sexually graphic. No bad language either and that's a plus!
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 5:15 pm

Found a review on GoodReads that you might find amusing. 70+ comments, you can read it here.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Miss Moppet
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Location: North London
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Postby Miss Moppet » Fri June 5th, 2009, 2:30 pm

Twilight doesn't really look like my kind of thing but I might succumb and read the first book at least out of sheer curiosity. It certainly has some loyal fans - my friend's 13 year old daughter has read the whole series four times and one of her friends has read it sixteen times.

I might borrow a copy, that way all is not lost if I am not enchanted.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri June 5th, 2009, 2:36 pm

I must say I was a huge Anne Rice fan as a teen, read them all at least a few times. I read Twilight and honestly it was ok but it went down hill after the first book, it's the best in my opinion, and don't get me started on Breaking Dawn.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Fri June 5th, 2009, 7:53 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Found a review on GoodReads that you might find amusing. 70+ comments, you can read it here.


OMG, that just made my day! Hilarious! And so perfect for a Twilight book! :D
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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robinbird79
Avid Reader
Location: Georgia

Postby robinbird79 » Sun June 28th, 2009, 8:09 pm

Came late to this thread but just forced myself to finish reading the first Twilight book for a book club and all I have to say is yick. I could not get into it or find anything I liked about it. I went online to find reviews of the others thinking maybe they'd be better...everything I read really turned me off from even considering reading the other 3. I really don't see the draw to these books but to each his own, I suppose. :)

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Miss Moppet
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Location: North London
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Edward vs Buffy

Postby Miss Moppet » Sat July 4th, 2009, 10:16 pm

Had to share this - Edward Cullen meets Buffy Summers. Probably more for non-Twilight fans as Edward comes off worse, but I thought it was really clever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyCot4ORdOA

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat July 4th, 2009, 11:49 pm

lol, he did an awesome job editing it to look some what realistic.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sun July 5th, 2009, 12:22 am

That was fun Miss Moppet - thanks! :D
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Lady Macbeth
Scribbler
Location: Deepest Darkest Lincolnshire

Postby Lady Macbeth » Thu July 16th, 2009, 8:20 pm

My teenage daughter loves these books so I had to have a read to see what the fuss was all about. Twilight is a good book - the story and characters are very compelling. It is an easy read but it's really not got the depth of the Harry Potter novels which I was kinda hoping for given that they're the biggest buzz in 'kids' novels since JK.

I found the lack of Edward in New Moon a bit of a drag and I really found him oppressive in Eclipse and, sadly, didn't enjoy Breaking Dawn.

BUT............I think the novels have really revived my daughter's interest in reading which had waned somewhat of late and she now devours everything in the supernatural romance genre.

Her favourite book besides these is Evermore by Alyson Noel, if anyone is looking for what next to read. :)


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