Friday, December 5, 2008

twiLight the horror

I'm compelled by admiration to link to Eric's post on our shared blog Not My Tribe. As a mother of girls in the thick of an Edward-the-dreamy-vampire lovefest, I felt particular pain upon reading his take on the Twilight phenomenon. I'm going to read the book this weekend, desperately seeking leeway to temper his indictment of those of us who've allowed our daughters to enter the seedy genre of 'tween romance.

1 comment:

suesun said...

I think the author has simply resurrected an old story for a new generation...... a story that taps into something deep within our psyches that cannot be rationalized away. Granted, I haven't read the book, so my comment has no merit, really! I just know that my nieces (and my brother along with them!) are also living in the Twilight zone. (They even passed through Forks intentionally last summer during their Olympic Peninsula travels)

There's a certain mythos contained within it that must be real, I think......

(.... and Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of my all-time favorites)

That said, I really think Eric had some good points!

Several of my adult students are also enraptured in the book, many of whom HAVE NOT READ A NOVEL IN YEARS! They are so proud to be going to a movie saying, "Oh yeah, I read the book first." for the first time in their lives.

I figure that's worth something.

ok, done now!