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Galactic Twilight [Dec. 6th, 2008|12:48 pm]
Beemer
We went over to Chris's last night to keep him company while Rose was out with a bunch of friends seeing Twilight. We played RftG and then Galaxy Trucker; Jerry & I were doing so badly in the last round that we cheated horribly and docked our busted-up ships together to form one big ship and pooled all our money. We still lost.

Anyway, speaking of, since I have not read the Twilight books but have nevertheless derived amusement from them, I thought I would point y'all who may be interested toward cleolinda Jones's Twilight recaps. She snarks very entertainingly about them, because, as she puts it:
"I enjoyed the first book--and hated the second--more than I expected. The third one just made me scream. And yet I am hopelessly addicted to them."
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[User Picture]From: quirkstreet
2008-12-06 09:24 pm (UTC)
I have to find out if my hubby has read these yet. He loves vampire fic and this might be fun. Even if, or especially if, it's so snarkable.
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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2008-12-07 01:12 am (UTC)
I have read the series (through book 3, when my disgust won out over my curiosity) and am so grateful for cleolinda's recaps for book 4. They manage to make me laugh at something I normally would be angry about. Such is her gift.
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[User Picture]From: portlandpiglet
2008-12-09 10:13 am (UTC)
I've only read the first one, but I found it to be highly readable -- easy and enjoyable prose style. I don't feel the need to run out and see the film, but I will probably check out the next book at some point.

It's interesting -- I've run into multiple critiques of the book that address the "hidden" messages on sexuality directed at teens: consumating your love = death, young women should fear their own sexuality, etc. But when I read it, all I thought was, "This is a lot like a Jane Austen novel. Everybody's lusting and pining but not doing a whole lot about it. It's porn for teenage virgins."
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