Saturday, July 12, 2008

The "Twilight" Series Phenomenon

So, I don't know if you all know this, but I have a thing for vampire movies and characters. Apparently I am not alone. I never got into Buffy (I know I know -- sacrilege!), but I dig "Interview with the Vampire" and was into all of those vampire teen books when I was growing up. I recently was made aware of the whole "Twilight" series phenomenon, which was originally a series for young adults, but which, like Harry Potter, has taken on a life of its own in the adult books category. Is it worth it for me to take up these books? Will I be wholly consumed in the way that Harry Potter ended up taking over my nights during that first-night-of-release? And I know this will sound horrible, but can a Mormon housewife come up with enough stuff to keep me interested? Thoughts?

3 comments:

QuietlyGoingMad said...

As another person who has a thing for vampires, I understand your angst, but you'd be ultimately surprised what kind of imagination those mormon's have! I mean, come on, one of the foremost Sci-fi authors, Orson Scott Card, is a mormon!

I'm not going to say it's the caliber of, say, the last two Harry Potter's, but overall the series is quite good. I've managed to get two of my friends hooked on them...friends who highly scoffed me for my mild obsession with these books.

Get to readin' girly...book #4 comes out August 2!

Chicago misses you!

QuietlyGoingMad said...

Let me add...read books 1-3, stay away from #4 if at all possible. It sucked, a lot.

odderie said...

That's super disappointing. I actually think I might just avoid that series entirely.

I am well into the "Southern Vampire" series by Charlaine Harris (which begins with "Dead Until Dark"). I highly recommend it! :)