I’m going to try something new on Sundays. Starting today, I will revisit a post that is at least one month old and give some updates or clarifications based on feedback received and personal experience. Today we’re going to go back and talk about Twilight…I suspect not for the last time
When I filmed my book review of Twilight, I expected that it would make some people mad. I was wrong–at least, I haven’t heard from anybody who got too upset.
The people who have disagreed with me do so more out of a strange sort of pity than out of blinding, you-can’t-say-that-about-Edward-type rage. As Alice said, “Curioser and curioser.”
Twilight fans hear my snide (but defensible) comments, shake their heads slowly, and say things like, “If you can’t appreciate a book like Twilight, something is missing from your soul.”
Maybe it’s true. Maybe there’s a hole in my heart the shape of a smoldering vampire with golden eyes, lips, and abs. But I’ll make due.
So that’s the update. People who don’t like (or don’t care about) Twilight agreed with me. People who don’t agree with one word I said don’t seem to care what I think at all. I mention this because I’m used to heated literary debate–I expect it and welcome it. You knock The Grapes Of Wrath in front of a Steinbeck fan and you better get ready for a war.
But you knock Twilight, longly and loudly on a video on a fairly high-traffic blog and….their eyes just glaze over and they love Edward even more.
Signs and wonders…