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message 1: by Diane (new)

Diane I found the mix of modern and medieval culture to be one of the book’s strengths. Ironically, I think it would have been harder to relate to the story in a completely contemporary setting.


message 2: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Haimowitz I didn't mind the touches of the medieval, it was just the way in which the medieval and the contemporary were so inconsistently applied. To be honest, it felt lazy to me, or perhaps simply inexperienced: as if the author had built the world piecemeal, to fit the story on the fly, as needs for individual pieces arose. But that's obviously a very subjective viewpoint, and I think it's a wonderful thing that everyone has different tastes, or we'd all be reading (and writing!) Twilight ;-)


message 3: by Diane (new)

Diane The world building was definitely done on the fly. This wasn't originally a book. She just posted scenes or chapters as she wrote them and would incorporate reader feedback as she went along. The universe is much more consistent in the later stories, even though they were written the same way.


message 4: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Haimowitz That makes a lot of sense. I'm actually quite looking forward to reading the later books; it's just an issue of time and Book ADD :-p


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane Regarding Twilight. I haven't read the book, but my BF bet me $10 I couldn't sit through the whole movie. Forty minutes in to it I just handed him his money and changed the channel!


message 6: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Haimowitz ROFL! I've neither read the book nor seen the movies. I wouldn't object to reading the book, per se, but I'm not willing to pay for it, or possibly even to drive to the library to get it :-p I also do not see one single ounce of attractiveness in the vamp star, so I don't even have a shallow reason to sit through the movie.


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