Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Twilight Insight

I'm re-reading the Twilight series...again. Add that to my growing list of addictions. (Of course, there could be worse things to be addicted to, right?) I cannot get over how emotional these books are! Yes, the story is wonderful, but for Stephenie Meyer (author) to be able to infuse her writings with such emotion is truly a gift. It makes me slightly jealous, truth be told. I wanna write like that! I'm almost done with the second book again. The "exciting" part just happened and now Ms. Meyer is winding things up in a neat little package...tying it all together with a pretty, red ribbon. I am thankful that I have the third book nearby so I can immediately delve into the next part of the saga. I have a friend who told me that her least favorite book of the series was the second one, New Moon. But, I must respectfully disagree with her. I think, having now read the entire series through once, and the second book twice, that New Moon is my favorite of the four. The emotion (yes, I'm all about emotion today, it seems) is raw, the pain the main character, Bella, goes through is tangible, and the story makes complete sense. I (and another friend, "G") tend to over-analyze the books we've read, and I have yet to find a continuity gap, so that makes it all the more fun to read, because it all comes together so well. Even though all the books are equally good, New Moon stands out - for me, at least. I think it's partly due to the fact that I've experienced a major loss, too, (a couple, in fact...) and I can feel Bella's devastation almost as if it were my own. Thankfully, I'm at a point in my life where I can feel this without feeling totally depressed and I am able to separate myself, my life, my own experiences, from Bella's. It is fiction, after all. On a slightly different note - and almost a funny one - "G" says I am Bella. Bella is supposed to be extremely accident-prone. After "The Foot Incident" at the beach, I texted her with a brief description of what happened and she sent back, "OMG! You ARE Bella!" I laughed until I cried when I saw that response - it's pretty sadly true as it may be. "G" says I'm the most accident-prone person she's ever known. Well, I guess I'm done now. I hope that I've made you want to read this series. Granted, it's more geared toward a younger audience, but I think it's wonderful - and I' my mid-30's! TTFN JMS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I just finished Breaking Dawn and my head is still spinning. (I just started reading the series a few days ago). I have tried to explain to friends the raw emotion these books convey and they will never get it until they dive into the books. I cried, laughed at loud, and down right loathed some scenes in the books. Not a single book has ever made me do that yet alone an entire series.

Props to Stephanie Meyer...I am completely in awe of her writing and addicted even more.