OK, here it is.  I have started reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, and I have to admit, I am enjoying it.

After saying for ages that I don’t want to read it, let alone watch the movies, I have now seen Twilight, bits of New Moon and finally decided to read the book.  And fortunately the local library had one in, just prior to the school holidays, so I snaffled it up.  And I read quite a few pages yesterday, more than I care to admit, and I am suckered in by the writing.

Not that I had anything against Stephanie Meyer, she has a fantastic writing style – which is evidenced by the fact I can’t put the book down.  I just have issues with Vampires.  Not that I don’t like them, just that I don’t like fuzzy happy “vegetarian” vampires.  They aren’t real.  Ever since I read Dracula by Bram Stoker, I have struggled to find a vampire book I really enjoyed, but I have to admit, I am enjoying Twilight.  To the point where I have just purchased the entire set.  Yes, I am a sucker indeed.

I have always been a late bloomer, I was never one to follow a trend, or go with the flow.  I liked to do things and try things in my own time.  I liked to ease myself into something, I wanted to accept things in my own time.  But now that I have, I feel like I have wasted so much time and energy trying to avoid the series.  Doh!

So here’s to you Stephanie Meyer, may my writing be as addictive as your’s is.  Cheers!

Twilight Sucker… I mean Saga
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4 thoughts on “Twilight Sucker… I mean Saga

  • July 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm
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    It’s no secret that I don’t like Twilight. I tried the book and although I found it strangely addictive I decided not to finish it, think I’ll let you finish the book first before getting into why.

    Without Bram Stoker we probably wouldn’t have vampires as we know them today.

    The early Anne Rice novels are good, I enjoyed Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton before it got overtaken by sex, how Jim Butcher did his vampires in the Dresden Files is interesting and what I’ve read of David Wellington’s first vampire novel has them getting back to being monsters. Ever since Twilight overseas publishers have got that the whole vampire romance is now lucrative which means more books being published that have more sex than scare and that makes it even harder to find a good vampire horror or to take vampires seriously any more.

    Still my idea of them being experimented on and crazed vampires rampaging through the university seems like a fun idea.

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    • July 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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      Thanks for your thoughts Mark. I like vampires to be blood suckers and the nasty characters like in Underworld. I like them for their viciousness, and I really don’t like the new improved versions that are being touted around on TV and in literature where they go against their natural instinct and help people. That just isn’t what a vampire does! Anyway, enough said.

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  • July 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm
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    Another one bites the dust. Welcome to the club.

    I pretty much thought the same thing when I saw Twilight on the shelf. I avoid vampires and I avoid romance, what benefit could come from combining the two?

    Then one weekend I was stuck in my sister-in-laws house, the girls were out shopping. Twilight was the only book she owned. A few pages later I sent a text asking them to pick up a copy for us to take home.

    Its a great read first time through. Much of its apeal relys on suspense, its not so good as a reread.

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  • August 1, 2011 at 8:51 am
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    I have seen the movies, and so far the book is true to the movie, which makes a change. But there is more detail in the book, and that is what I like. Like the reason they play baseball in thunderstorms… that isn’t very well explained in the movie.

    Anyway, yes, I sucker I am and I gladly admit that I do enjoy the story. But it has given me an idea for a short story… watch this space!

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