Monday, August 4, 2008

Not as good as it could have been


The dust has settled, and now I've had time to think about the book for a while. I'm disappointed. Since many of you have not yet read the book, I can't really state my reasons. However, as you finish the book, we can talk about it.

8 comments:

Amanda said...

I finished the book yesterday. Im interested to know what you thought. I thought it took some interesting turns, but for the most part I was glad with what happened.

Joel said...

not as good as it could have been???? did we read the same book? well not to give anything away but my only real requirement of the book happened so I'm happy.

The Zenger Family said...

i guessed some things right, but other parts just kinda annoyed me. i'm with you on this one, but i still liked it.

Spymommy said...

Finished today. Loved the book. Felt closure on all fronts, but can understand where there might be some disappointment for a certain camp of readers. Had several jaw dropping moments while reading - rolled my eyes at a few others, especially when a certain person's name was revealed - gag. Would read just about anything this girl writes in the future as I believe her ability to craft a story is quite amazing (notice I didn't say her ability to create a masterpiece of literature!) Love you Crazy Granny!

The Queen Vee said...

Abe Lincoln said "You can't please all the people all the time". With over a thousand reviews ,on Amazon, of this book they are breaking at about 50/50. Half the readers dislike it, the other half loves it. I haven't read it yet but I give Stephanie Meyer credit for being a good story teller and also successful author.

Mindelicious said...

I can guess, granny, knowing your favorite of Bella's two suitors, what exactly your disappointment might be. While we were in opposite camps on this matter, I too feel a vague letdown, so I'm sure it goes beyond that for you as well. You're right. It wasn't as good as it could have been. I guessed the major plot line in the first two chapters, yet it still took many surprising turns, and for that I give Meyer credit. It certainly was imaginative. But I didn't feel that immense sense of satisfaction and relief that I did last summer with Harry Potter. It was too tidy. It was too tangential. I don't know. I think I need a little more time to digest it.

Crazy Granny said...

Let me first of all state that I did like the book, and I wasn't bored when I read it. As much as I like Jacob, I also think Edward is the "IT" boy, and I've never had any illusions has to how that part of the story should play out. However, there are certain aspects of the book that could have been much better. Sam, that silly name is one of them.

Spymommy said...

Let's all remake our names to be part of our two grandma's names. Wouldn't that be fun?! I guess that makes me Loubel. Yeah, that's about as good as Renessme.