Twilight Trilogy by Stephenie Meyer

Just so you know, I had the flu this weekend. So I read the Twilight trilogy by Stephenie Meyers. You can see my comments on my book blog – I Just Read…

I discuss books with my orthopedic surgeon. He’s the one that recommended Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns to me. He’s reading Twilight right now and not understanding why every woman in his office and his wife are fascinated with such juvenile writing. I pointed out that it’s published by a young adult publisher and he responded that so was Harry Potter and he enjoyed those. He’s not finding these as enjoyable. I suggested that he consider it one large book because Eclipse was the only one that I really got into. When New Moon got into the Romeo/Juliet/Paris symbology it got better but I didn’t appreciate being beaten over the head with it. It was nice to have the Jane Austen symbols blatantly pointed out because I don’t enjoy reading Austen (although I’ve been told I would enjoy it more if I read Adam Smith first and then looked at Austen with an economist’s eyes).

By the way, in discussing it with the doctor, I think I figured out the reason that so many women love this series – isn’t it every woman’s fantasy to have two very dangerous men fighting over her but in such a manner that she knows she is safe, protected and cherished no matter how shallow and self-centered she is?

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  1. Margaret

     /  October 24, 2007

    There’s also the fact that in Bella’s eyes they are gorgeous hunks of male! Which tends to make them attractive in our minds as well! So now you have two gorgeous dangerous men fighting over her (you)!

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  2. Anonymous

     /  February 5, 2008

    When I first saw Twilight on my sister’s desk, I figured it was another one of her uninteresting books. It wasn’t until two years later did I start to look at Twilight with different eyes. After reading it, I was totally ready to move onto New Moon and Eclipse!

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  3. Anonymous

     /  October 27, 2008

    did u know that theres another one after eclipse … breaking dawn?? yeh its proper good. thats the ending one!

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  4. Stasha

     /  October 27, 2008

    Yes, and my review of Breaking Dawn is on http://Ijustread.blogspot.com

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