- Series: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 (Book 1)
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 6, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316015849
- ISBN-13: 978-0316015844
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11,493 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) Paperback – August 15, 2011
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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.
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I like the first person narrative, because there is no one who could tell her story better than Bella herself, making this fresh, light reading, an attractive story, and a romance for all ages.
At 464 pages the graphic novel version of Twilight is, I think, 34 pages shorter than Stephenie Meyer's original novel- taking out the descriptive text must account for most of that. The artwork by Young Kim is like some used in the Twilight Illustrated companion, some think it looks Asian, I think it suggests "Barbie doll" to me. It isn't bad at any rate and appears to follow Meyer's description better than the movie did. The text is easy enough to follow along with in my limited examination, should be a fun way to get the story.
I don't have the two part version so I can't really judge it but in this edition there's very little use of color except for the prom segment, the last of that has some color. The original two part cover is inside the cover of this edition trimmed down slightly but nothing much missing, the worst thing about that being if you get one of those plastic library book covers to protect this book- you'll cover them up!
This book is a good adaptation, worth a look if you "must" have everything Twilight or know someone who won't read the 498 page all text version.
I love the overall premise that two people are hopelessly attracted to each other in an almost impossible situation: Edward is so intoxicated with the scent of Bella's blood it is all he can do to not drink her blood/kill her.
But it is soooo....mushy, over-the-top...unrealistically so. But maybe that's what makes a story so compelling and unique. It's just too much for my taste. I think it is one of those rare times when the movie outperforms the novel because it reels-in some of the mushiness and give more of the meat and potatoes of "the vampire in love story" with all of the neat things that vampires can do highlighted.
I do think the book could've have been shorter and better without comprising it's essence by just cutting out some of the mushiness...maybe using words like "incredulous" half as much.
Just a thought.
John Darryl Winston