Sunday, May 17, 2009 By: Suzanne

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

I am really, really sorry but I just can't do it!

Last night I was talking with a friend of mine after Jeff's show. She had just recently read my review of the New Moon. Her husband said she had to read the book just so she could agree with me! She was quoting things from my review that she thought were funny. It made feel pretty good! I got to thinking about how someone else had said she wanted me to read the next book just so she could read my review of it. Since I finished a book yesterday, I thought, "Ok, I'll give it whirl."

I read 17 pages and then got to: I wrenched the door out of my way - ridiculously eager - and there he was, my personal miracle. Really?

I read the next two paragraphs detailing how sexy, beautiful, and amazing Edward is and shut the book. I just can't do it. Maybe I would write something funny about how terrible it is but I know it's going to be all the same things over again. I told myself before I started: just read it with the knowledge that there are some things in it that you don't like. Since you already know about those things, you can just gloss over them and deal with the book as it's own entity.

Nope, can't do it. Moving on to something else.


Anonymous said...

Hee hee! That's just as funny as a full, scathing review. Love it ;)
It must be nice knowing that your reviews are in demand!

Tonya said...

It makes me feel good that people like my humor in writing about bad books but it also makes me feel a little guilty for using doing it at the expense of an author who obviously put a lot of time into the book. Oh well, I've read some fairly scathing reviews in the New York Times and many, many more people read those than my blog so I guess I shouldn't feel so bad.