NPR blogger Linda Holmes is reading Twilight and blogging about it -- with results more hilarious than I would've expected.
In one of her most recent posts, she transcribes a conversation she had with another reader:
Marc: Maybe Meyer's like the guy from Memento. Maybe that explains why she constantly repeats herself, why she describes Edward's face over and over again, why she says "the boy named Jacob" a page after she introduces him by name (meaning that she could have just said, you know, "Jacob"), why she keeps changing his eye color and why she writes "traitor tears were there, betraying me." Because she can't remember what she's already written.
Linda: "Happy tears were there, being happy."
Marc: "Green leaves were swaying in the wind, greenly."
Linda: "He took me in his arms, and we embraced, and he hugged me, and we put our hands on each other's backs."
Is there anything not to love there? There's also a whole bit about "dust moats" vs. "dust motes" that just destroyed me.
For your reading pleasure, here are the links so far:
You Asked For It: We Will Read 'Twilight'
Selected Tweets From The 'Twilight'-Reading Project
More 'Twilight': Is Bella A Sympathetic Teenager Or A Weird Marble Fetishist?
The Writing Style Of 'Twilight': We Kick Off The 'I Will If You Will' Book Club
'Twilight': Edward The Vampire Sulker And His Beloved: Does This Story Work?
I haven't read 'em all, so I'm hoping that this is all just riffing on Twilight and that there aren't any of those irritating sweeping generalizations about YA as a whole... if there are, I'm sure that I'll get all worked up and my traitor tears will betray me.