Six months ago when my back snapped and I was confined to bed, I read through the entire twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Actually I listened to the audiobook, but still, I had to endure the endless teeniebopper descriptions of Edward Cullen’s great physique. (ie. ‘his body shone like diamonds in the sun’, enough to make just about any adult of any sexual-orientation gag).
I doubt many other 30 year old males, especially ministry leaders, or church planters have read through this.
Originally, I just wanted to see what the hype was all about. But, after getting past some of the cheesy writing, I actually liked it.
For parents wondering if they should let their kids read it, I think I’d even encourage my teenage daughter to read it if she was interested. They don’t “do-it” till they’re married in the forth book if you must know.
The whole series provokes lots of great questions for conversation. ie. Whether it is by a vampire or werewolf, why is it that there’s something deeply human about sacrifical love? Can there be something noble about repressing one’s innate desires? Or simply, what is natural?
So yes, I’m a 30 year old male, I’ve read the entire twilight saga, and I enjoyed it.
I haven’t seen the film yet, part of me just wants to leave the story to my imagination.
What do you think?