i think your right. This book had no actual content in it, I did not find it stilulating at all.
these are top ten reasons why someone hates twilight
. The author unabashedly, unashamedly, without the slightest hint of irony, uses the terms "alabaster" and "liquid topaz eyes." Physical features are so repetitively described, in fact, that I know more about Edward's "perfectly muscled chest" (twice in 10 pages!) than his fangs (see #5).
2. Speaking of #1, hair deserves its own item in this list. Meyer seems downright obsessed with her characters' tresses (a word she'd use, I'm sure). Don't believe me? Quick quiz. If you've read this book, only one of these should give you the slightest trouble: Who is the character whose hair is described as: a) artfully gelled spikes? b) cornsilk? c) soft, caramel-colored, and golden? d) dark curls? e) bronze? f) a dark pixie cut?
3. This brings me to the overt exposition that would drive me to drink if it weren't making me guffaw into my third beer already. The first, oh, hundred pages are full of clumsy nonsense where Bella reflects on herself in order to tell you important things, like that she's really clumsy, is character d above, and also is really smart. This author obviously never had a teacher intone "show, don't tell" at her. Or, as I like to tell me students (via Mark Twain) "Don't say the old lady screamed; bring her on and let her scream."
4. And let's talk about that clumsiness and those smarts. Having just finished up "My So-Called Life" (just released on DVD!!), I may not have been in the right place to accept a fourth-rate heroine, but please. No more books where the girl is smart and clumsy, and we know that because she reads Jane Austen under the trees, says she gets lost in bookstores, and knows about the Krebs Cycle. You could practically see Meyer with her high school bio book open, searching out some factoid she could use in the lab scene to make Bella look like a Smarty McPantserson. Can we have a heroine who is smart AND reads VC Andrews, like the rest of us? Please? I know Angela Chase, and you, Bella, are no Angela Chase.
5. Let's review what we all know about vampires, shall we? Only come out at night. Sleep in coffins or tombs (or satin sheets, if you're an "Angel" fan). Hate holy water, crosses, and garlic. Stake through the heart. Fangs. You're with me, right? Well, Meyer's not. Meyer checked "none of the above" and wrote in her own answers! How cheeky of her! Her vamps are sparkly, fragrant, mind-reading, and my favorite- can run really, really, really fast. And despite the great number of times she references their "teeth," she never can seem to bring herself to say "fangs." It's as if she wanted the vampire mystique, but not, you know, the actual monster. But no fangs? Say it ain't so! Kinda takes the bite out of it all. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
6. Adverbs, adverbs, adverbs. Oh, and speaker tags. No one just says anything in this book. They breathe their words (despite the no breathing thing). And they're remarkably active while speaking. Playfully ruffling hair, lifting their "glorious, agonized eyes" to each other, or "flashing" them, warning, muttering, approving, murmuring, setting their jaws, ordering, exhaling sharply, booming... It must be exhausting for them. I know it was for me!
7. So. Much. Face-touching.
8. Despite the fact that the back of the book proclaims Edward's vampiness, it takes something like 123 pages for Meyer to get around to the business letting Bella in on it. Meanwhile, well, see #6 and #9:
9. Constant. Dithering. No. Vampire. Sex.
10. I admit it. I was bored. The mere fact that Meyers tells us there's conflict in the first, oh, 200 pages of the book does not, in fact, produce conflict. There were some tantalizing hints dropped about Bella's parents and about Bella herself, but they never turned into anything. Maybe I was just hoping for something? The best characters, Jacob and Charlie Black, James, and Alice, get too little screen time. In fact, for me, the book really didn't happen until James came on the scene. But I can't give that away. (It's on page 376). The most interesting character of all is dispatched far too easily. And then we're back to the dithering.