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Subject: Finally read Twilight
Date Posted: 6/25/2009 7:10 PM ET
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I've put it off for years.  Reading it reminded me of the 80's TV show with Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman, Beauty and the Beast.  Virginal, pure love with  a strong protective, and yet unobtainable man. (Yes, I know Linda finally got her man/beast...and what a mess that was.)

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 8:42 PM ET
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I put it off too. Finally read the first book and half of the second and that was plenty for me. Twilight sucked.

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 10:03 PM ET
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lol Colleen

 

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 10:58 PM ET
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Twilight sucked.

High five!

Yes Barbara, Beauty and the Beast is a perfect comparison. I watched part of the movie (before turning it off in boredom) and it seems like a remake and amalgam of several Grimm fairy tales.

 

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 11:50 PM ET
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Laura- You will have to tell me how you like Stiff. I want to read it; that kind of stuff fascinates me.

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 1:14 PM ET
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Not a Twilight fan, but one of my favorite readings of Twilight is Twilight as Mormon allegory. I wish I could find where I originally that analysis.
Date Posted: 6/26/2009 4:08 PM ET
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I only managed to read the first 7 pages and gave up, although it might make an excellent sleep aid. Glad to hear I am not alone in my opinion of this book.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 11:42 PM ET
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I haven't read it, and have no desire to!  Or see the movie! 

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 2:30 PM ET
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Didn't read it and now I'm glad, because the movie was SO boring!!

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 9:44 AM ET
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I finally just read the Twilight saga as well. I found it especially painful to make it through the first and though the second wasn't AS bad, the second as well. However, the third and fourth made me happy I kept going. Just my opinion :)



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Date Posted: 7/2/2009 9:05 PM ET
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Well...I am going to have to disagree... :0) I am a FAN! I adored the books even though I don't usually get into the Vampires and other fantasy type stuff.

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Date Posted: 7/4/2009 6:43 PM ET
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I'm sooo glad to find I'mnot alone in my feelings about Twilight.  A DNF for me!  I love vamps but not these.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 3:56 PM ET
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I put off reading the Twilight series too.  However, I found Twilight at a rummage sale and picked it up for 25 cents....I really enjoyed Twilight, although it was a little immature...but I realized it was written for teens.  My neighbor had the entire series, so I read the other three.  I thought the second book was good...the third a little less so, but the last book was practically unfinishable for me.  It was much too bazaar for me, but I did finish it.  I thought over all the series was good.

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 2:01 PM ET
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I thought the first three books were good, but the last one dragged on and on. I just wanted it to be over.

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 7:24 PM ET
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2 people told me that the storyline was good but they couldn't stand the way she writes.

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 4:34 PM ET
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I actually really liked all of them (even though the second one was depressing) except for the 4th one. It just seemed like Meyers was straining to get it out, and that she was hurridly trying to tie up loose ends. It was horrible and made the whole experience not worth it. Also, the movie sucks compared to the book. The movie was TOO corny...

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 12:27 AM ET
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I finished it today and although I am not as enthuisiastic as a lot of fans are I think it was an ok read considered it is written for young adults. Wouldn't wish either a Bella or an Erward to any teenager though. I'll pick up the next book when I'm in the mood to read something "brainless".

I tried to watch the movie twice and twice I fell asleep. LOL. Nuff said.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 4:30 PM ET
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FInally read it at the beach a couple of weeks ago.  It held my interest but when the library didn't have the others available, I didn't find myself rushing to find it here or even put it on my wish list.  My daughters loved the series although I didn't let the younger one read the 4th one because I heard it had "adult" material!

Date Posted: 7/29/2009 4:09 AM ET
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I read them and loved the first book:  there is a hypnotic quality to Meyer's simple prose that I enjoy, even the repetitions.  She draws a very charismatic family of vampire characters, IMHO.   Bella is kind of annoying, but her everyday quality adds to the thrill of Edward's attraction for her.  I think Stephanie Meyer did an excellent job of describing many young girls' yearned-for fantasy.  The second book was a downer, until Italy, and I found the third book satisfying.  That fourth book started out well and then went way downhill, so from now on I'm thinking that the first part of the fourth book is the conclusion of the series.  Much more satisfying that way. : )

Date Posted: 7/31/2009 12:17 AM ET
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I'm glad I'm not the only one out there that feels this way toward this series. A couple of my friends read and loved them, said I should read them too and that I would love them as much as they did, but I have no interest whatsoever. I feel the same about Harry Potter books too. I hate when people (media included) try to force certain things on you whether it be a book, a movie or a new tv show. It's really off-putting and makes me want to read or watch it even less.  Maybe it's just me............

Date Posted: 7/31/2009 1:49 AM ET
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I'm with you Karen.   Friends and even my son and his wife said I MUST read Harry Potter.   I read the first one and was like, "what's the big deal?"  Never read the rest of them.   I have heard enough about the Twilight series to know I'd feel the same about those.   My niece keeps trying to give them to me and NO I don't want to read them. 

I dunno - maybe I'm just too old to appreciate them.

Date Posted: 7/31/2009 10:18 AM ET
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OK, since Harry Potter was mentioned, I too resisted reading the books when they came out.  However, after some of the hoopla died down and before the movies started coming out, I read the first one and am so glad I did.  I love that series!

I don't like to jump on the latest bandwagon, no matter what it is.  There is no way I'm going to read Twilight.  I am glad I gave HP a chance, but I feel I did it on my own terms when I wanted to, not when everybody was raving about it.  I still have the last book of the series to read, even.

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 2:46 PM ET
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I agree Cozette. I've heard they ( H.P. and the Twilight series) are great and I'm sure they are. I see people my age and older reading them, I just hate it when there is so much hype and hoopla about something and that there must be something wrong with "ME" because I can't get  seem to get on the bandwagon and get into the "craze of the day." Maybe one day, someday, I will give them a chanc but it will have to be on my own terms, like Valerie. But I fell asleep at the first Harry Potter movie (in the theater, no less) and I don't see the big deal, I guess.

Sorry for the rant. JMO.

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 11:19 PM ET
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I haven't read The Twilight Series yet.  I'm in the middle of reading a series and want to finished it before starting a new one, but my daughter and my son's girlfriend read them and both of them loved the series.  I saw the movie and wasn't impressed, thought it was little boring.  But I normally love the books more than movies anyway, I'm not a big movei fan.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 10:32 PM ET
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Fortunately for me, I read Twilight before people had really started to obsess over it, and I got to read it without  all the bad criticisms it has gathered today. Honestly, I don't remember if I liked it much or not. I think I liked it enough, because I went on to read the next one when it came out, and the rest after that.

I think it's alright. Not "genius", as some would say, but Stephenie Meyer does not "suck", either. :}

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