I spent my holiday reading the first book of twilight when I am supposed to be reading Williams Haematology instead. Although feeling quite guilty, I think it’s quite worth it. I don’t actually worship twilight (the movie) that much but someone had sent me a quest to understand the stories that made me to start searching for the book because even though I had watched it for a couple of times, I still couldn’t understand most of it and I want to know why they, of all the people that I know like the movie so much.
In the movie, I hate so much when Robert Pattinson kinda mumbling with his dialogue that I scarcely understand what he’s saying but I started to learn from the book that it is actually the way of Edward supposed to talk. (I firstly thought Robert was trying to actually hide his British accent)
For the book, I don’t actually adore her (Stephenie Meyer) style of writing (limited vocabulary, very light, and it feels like reading kids stories) but it is no doubt that the story line is quite fascinating. Maybe because I usually read books from British author that I haven’t get my self familiar with author from other country. Or maybe it is just because I always adore British dang much; be in the style of writing or the accent. 🙂 But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy reading this book every now and then. The book itself is rather an easy read and you could even finish it before night because there was a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter that will press you to keep on reading even though if you had already know the story line from watching the movie.
But, there are some differences about the sequence of the event in the book compared to the movie. For example, in the movie, Bella knew about Edward being a vampire from Jacob and confronted him in the wood near their school but if you read the book, Edward revealed himself to Bella on their way back from Port Angeles (after he saved her from the bandits) but like the movie, Bella had already had some clues about Edward from Jacob. But most of the dialogues in the movie are taken exactly from the book even though they did change, cut and add some new scenes into the movie that I somehow still barely find any reason to like it apart from the mere presence of Robert I guess. ( but I don’t think I’m falling deep into him though it’s quite fun having him in my mind while I read the book. 🙂 )
If you haven’t read the book, I suggest you to read the book and you will understand the stories even more. For example in the book, she ( Stephenie Meyer ) explained why Edward didn’t appear at school after the first day he met Bella and where did he actually go during that time. And for those who really like Bella and Edward being together, you could find more of their romantic scene in the book than you could in the movie. ( Edward is quite a jealous person in the book 🙂 ) Ergo, I suggest you to grab the book and let your self floats into the story as if you are watching some strangely intoxicating reality show about a clumsy teenage girl and a thoroughly confused vampire.
“You were very deeply asleep; I didn’t miss anything.” His eyes gleamed. “The talking came earlier.”
I groaned. “What did you hear?”
His gold eyes grew very soft. “You said you loved me.”
“You knew that already,” I reminded him, ducking my head.
“It was nice to hear, just the same.”
I hid my face against his shoulder.
“I love you,” I whispered.
“You are my life now,” he answered simply.
There was nothing more to say for the moment. He rocked us back and forth as the room grew lighter.
If I’m not mistaken, they had already started shooting for the second book, New Moon.