[DWJ] Twilight

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Thu Jan 15 18:42:22 EST 2009

I couldn't get past the first 100 pages or so, though this may be partly do
to the stodgy Hebrew translation I was trying to read.

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Elizabeth said:
>When I put the book down I didn't feel motivated to hunt out the sequels
>- has anyone read them, and are they worth reading?

Er, no. Or at least, not in my opinion. I find Meyer's take on sexual
politics quite disturbing - Bella is so helpless that Edward LITERALLY
carries her around. There's also a bit of sexual violence that Bella
justifies with 'Oh, he wasn't himself, he can't help his supernatural
predatory powers', which I don't exactly think is a great message to be
sending to the teenage girls of the world.

The film, however, is unintentionally hilarious. Sparkly vampires!

Speaking of unintentionally hilarious, I give you my favourite line from the
Twilight series:

"It?s twilight," Edward murmured, looking at the western horizon, ...
looking like a male model in an advertisement for raincoats.


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