It is so easy to criticize something, someone but it is equally difficult to be honest and think up plausible reasons for liking something immensely to the extent of appearing biased…
I was overwhelmed by a strange feeling after reading TWILIGHT. A feeling I could not put my finger into. What was it? Was it love? Was it elation? Or Sorrow? Whatever it was, it had the same effect that I had after reading Eric Segal’s Love Story. To put it simply in a few words I loved the book.
As it is, the book and the movie have acquired quite a lot of fame and I already had the gist that it was a love story – an extraordinary love story. And extraordinary it was! When I picked up the copy I started out with very little expectations, but as the pages shuffled on I was flabbergasted. Flabbergasted at? – At everything. The plot, the descriptions of each and every emotion, nuances of the characters, the backdrop, the progression, the tempo… Can anything be so beautifully described without being monotonous and boring? No wonder it was made into a successful movie. As for the plot I will keep to the minimum so as to not give out much of the suspense.
When I completed the novel, at the end it was written that the novel was to be continued in the next of the series NEW MOON. I had mixed feelings. Did I want a sequel? I enjoyed the book a lot but I think I wanted the story to remain where it had ended. In uncertainty and Sweetness but that of course this is my personal opinion.
Novel : Twilight
Pages : 512 (hardcover) , 544 (paperback)
ISBN : ISBN 0-316-16017-2