In the last month I have become an Amazon Kindle owner, and in part to try out this new world of eBooks, and in part because as an eBook it was dirt cheap, I have put a copy of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight on it, and I am now giving it a go.
It’s hard not to come at this book without preconceptions. It would scarcely have been possible to have not heard of either the books or the films. I am also aware that of the polarisation in views between those who love it and its characters to the point of excess and those who deride for the way that its written. I am going to try and keep an open mind with it and see how it goes. I’ve read the first chapte though, and its, okay. The one thing that I will say is that it hasn’t gripped me yet. For something that has been likened as Harry Potter for girls, I’m not so sure. From the very start of Philosopher’s Stone I was hooked; I was in there and compelled to read it (and that with no prior infomation at all about it!).
Twilight, so far, doesn’t dump you straight into any sense of magic or mystery or idea that its going to anything other than a teen romance or American High School tale of growing up. Which maybe its not. But it does have werewolves and vampires in it, I am led to believe, and so I would have expected some sense of the unordinary in it. Still, its early days…
From and eBook point of view, it reads well, and is comfortable on the eye, unlike reading journal entries on the old laptop. I like it!