January 25th, 2008


I have time to kill lalala

I'm gonna be without a computer in my dorm for the next two weeks. :((( My mom insists on making me switch to a Dell computer even though I think that my HP was fine. *sigh*

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Erm anyway so I recently finished reading the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass). It was quite good, I thought. I think that I actually liked Subtle Knife the best because I think that was the most interesting tool out of the three. Also, I liked Will and Lyra as good friends. ...Which leads to the part of the trilogy that I didn't like so much. From what I can gather, they're 12 years old. 12 years old. It's very difficult for me to believe that at the end of Amber Spyglass, they have matured enough to even understand what love is and start shooting off paragraphs of cheesy romantic monologues. That part really dampened what was mostly an exciting and amazing story. Overall, it was very well-written and innovative. It's hard to explain, but Pullman's writing style can sometimes seem a bit presumptuous because he tends to tell emotions rather than show them, but I got used to it quickly.

Also, I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (with enthusiastic encouragement from a friend xD). It was pretty good, I suppose. I'm not a big fan of 1st person POV but I don't mind if it's done well. For some reason, however, the 1st person POV of Twilight wasn't that engaging. And obviously Edward is supposed to be charming and make the reader swoon just as the main character does, but I found him so unrealistic that I couldn't quite like him that much. The plot was pretty interesting, though, and the modern take on vampires was quite refreshing. It was good, but not great.

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