Monday, August 18, 2008
So I've been meaning to post something about my experience reading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.
I was so so excited about this book. I just couldn't wait to find out how the whole Bella-Edward-Jacob love triangle was resolved. So for about three days I just sunk myself into the novel.
And I enjoyed it. There were certainly moments of brilliance -- the whole transformation scene jumps to mind.
And then there were parts that seemed way out of place, like the section written from Jacob's perspective. The ending was nice and neat without nearly the emotional bloodshed I was craving, and I suppose ultimately that is why I am left with sort of a flat feeling about the book.
It was a good diversion. But it didn't feed me the way New Moon did (my favorite of the saga). Hats off to Stephenie Meyer, though. The whole series is quite an accomplishment, and I cannot imagine the pressure she felt when writing the conclusion. Folks are so very attached to these characters, and so full of their own ideas about how things shoulda/woulda/coulda turned out...there's just no way to make all readers happy.
Now I am ankle deep in The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle.
"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant."
- Salvador Dali