I REALLY can't stand Harry Potter in any shape or form - book or film. Have tried it, didn't get it. Assumed that adults who love it missed out on reading Enid Blyton as a child and Discworld as a teenager!
Am still not immune to a bit of sci-fi/fantasy though and have heard so many good things about the Twilight series. Was tempted to buy the series recently as saw a good deal online, but I haven't even read any excerpts.
I'm re-reading Breaking Dawn atm (the last one in the series), I'm not entirely sure why as to be honest they are a bit pants. Easy holiday reading I guess.
The concept is excellent, as are some of the characters, but honestly she (Stephanie Meyers) does bang on and on about certain things (Edward's stone cold lips for example, if I've read it once that he's got cold lips I've read it a hundred times ENOUGH ALREADY he is cold. I get it)
Having lurked on the feminism thread I'm starting to get slightly alarmed at how much of a giant wuss Bella is, but maybe I am overthinking this.
Yes, that is the secret, do not overthink the Twilight series and it's a perfectly enjoyable, easy read.
sigh See, a long time ago, I could easily have gotten into the whole teenage luuuurve, sexual tension and angsty vampire kind of thing. It would have been just my thang. However, at 36, thinking it over and reading the replies, I imagine that I would be rolling my eyes at such silliness.
Perhaps I am just PAST IT. I used to love the film the Lost Boys when I was aged around 20, thought it was really cool and funny. I tried watching it the other day and the eye-rolling started in earnest and I had to turn it off. I think I am just too grown up and sensible now.
If I want a good bit of yearning and angst I think a re-read of Jane Eyre would suit me better.
Maybe that's all I'm after - I'm yearning after a bit of yearning. I loved the Time Traveller's Wife for that reason I think.
Could anyone suggest any other yearning, angsty type of books that isn't written for teenagers?