enterthegreenhouse was right. what a very quick read. i finished twilight in three days.
well, there were some things near the end that made it much more exciting. i liked the beginning of the chase between 'the tracker', a.k.a. james, and bella. more so, i liked how edward quickly did a 180 into predator mode when he realized that james had detected bella's human scent. having said that, i've always liked reading about two vampires (usually one that's good, or trying to be good, going up against an evil one) going at it head to head. the intrigue here is that they go from completely human-like to completely animalistic predator-like.
yes, you may insert whatever erotic, metaphoric interpretations you have here. whatever you say, it's probably true. when it comes to vampires, i can be a very dirty girl. in fact, it was the only reason i caved into reading this book. i have a weakness for vampires.
i wasn't too keen, though, on how one minute, the reader was taken with bella to a place she was being held hostage, and then in the next minute, she wakes up finding that she is saved.
what the hell happened in the middle? was the author too much in a hurry to complete the ending properly? in fact, i felt that the entire book had a lot of anti-climatic moments. from the first time she discovered he was a vampire (and how she confronted him about it) to the first kiss.
and this is probably where the movie will be much better… it will be a shorter period of time of repetitive explanations of how edward is dangerous for bella and repetitive descriptions of how edward's many different types of smiles (did you know, he has at least five different smiles? how obsessed is bella to notice all his smiles?) captivates her until she is nearly breathless, with a more complete battle between edward and james (at least i caught wind of that through the movie trailer).
i also read the beginning part of new moon, since it was included at the back of the book, and i already see a huge contradiction. near the end of twilight, carlisle, alice and i believe esme, were able to be by bella's side as she nearly bled to death. then, in the next book, she accidentally cuts herself and those same vampires are all of the sudden ravenous for her. lets not forget… carlisle is also a doctor in a hospital, surronded by blood almost on a daily basis and yet he's been able to control himself all this time.
so that pretty much sums up the fact of what i already think of the next in this series.
oh… and one more thing…
they don't have sex.
how utterly annoying. had this been a book for adults, i would have at least been able to fulfill my fantasies by living vicariously through bella.
and yes, go ahead and insert any more erotic, metaphoric interpretations you have here. again… it would be al true.
instead of continuing with the series, i would have liked meyer to have considered writing a novel in the perspective of edwards. i think that, actually, would have been more intriguing for me then having to hear it through the annoying, sarcastic voice of bella.
but that's just my opinion.
overall, though, it was entertaining and a much needed change for me.
i've now got dance, dance, dance by haruki murakami put on hold from the library and am looking forward to reading more about the strange 'sheep man' from his wild sheep chase.