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Nearly* every female I know, aged 14 - 45 won't shut up about the Twilight books (and movie.) I went by Borders friday night and it looked like an Anne Rice Jr convention (before she started writing only about Jesus.) I really don't get the hype, but pretty much everywhere I turn around, people are going on and on about the pasty white dude and his oddly average and unappealing girlfriend.

(*Save the hatemail, I did say "nearly", not "all")

So... not being one to judge from a position of ignorance, and fresh out of Audiobooks for my trip to South Dakota tomorrow, I decided to bite the bullet and pull down a copy of Twilight for my 6 hour drive. I like vampires and werewolves and all that crap, so hopefully it will be mildly entertaining (although seriously... if you want some good stuff, The Dresden Files is totally where it's at.)

Seriously. The Dresden Files. Well worth your time. Just sayin.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 7:15 PM | Back to top


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We rented the movie over the weekend and it was way better than I thought it would be. Sort of like a teen version of Interview with a Vampire.

The soundtrack is pretty good too.

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Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Mar 23, 2009 7:44 AM

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I like Twilight, but I like just about any movie or show dealing with vampires and werewolves. I also agree that the soundtrack was good.
Left by Rhonda Tipton on Mar 23, 2009 9:30 AM

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Chris, I can never tell if you are being sarcastic or not, but I love The Dresden Files. I thought it had gone of the air. Is it still on?
Left by Todd LeLoup on Mar 23, 2009 1:49 PM

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Sadly, the Dresden Files is off the air, though I missed most of the tv show episodes anyway.

I'm referring to the books (specifically the AUDIO books) as read by James Marsters. They are fantastic. I just finished book four a few days ago and I'm searching for the rest in audio.
Left by Chris G. Williams on Mar 23, 2009 1:53 PM

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I read the books after my wife read them, and they are fine books. Not the best books I've ever read (by a long shot), and the 2nd one is particularly drawn out, but I think the movie is a lot better for having read the book.

Unfortunately they are about 500-600 pages each, and the story could be told in 200 pages pretty easily, so there is a lot of fluff...
Left by Rick Mogstad on Mar 23, 2009 4:13 PM

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I'm roughly 40% of the way through the first book (it's a LONG drive to work) and it's ok so far. Not deserving of mass hysteria and midnight release parties, but decent...
Left by Chris G. Williams on Mar 23, 2009 4:19 PM

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I've never missed an episode of Supernatural. Great series. You should check out The Dresden Files (the books more than the show.)
Left by Chris G. Williams on Mar 25, 2009 2:40 PM

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ok, I'm a little over half way through the first book. This Edward dude is kind of a jerk. Chicks dig this crap?
Left by Chris G. Williams on Mar 26, 2009 12:09 PM

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I hate Twilight, i hate every single little stupid trival thing about it. Its just pop culture and will fade just like its mindless followers, only the followers to be seen again with the rise of another obsession, and Twilight to be forgotten in the after math of all things pop cultue. And How dare Twilight be said as a literal masterpiece, or whatever these teenage girls seem to think, there is nothing or anything in this book to be call a master piece. If fans decide to translate stephanie meyer's words as something to be treasured, then the next Amercian generation is truly in trouble.
Left by Brandy P. House on Aug 31, 2009 6:07 PM

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Well, it's no masterpiece, but she does have a fairly strong grasp on the basic rules of grammar, punctuation and capitalization... so that's something.
Left by Chris G. Williams on Aug 31, 2009 7:28 PM

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