Monday, December 01, 2008

let down

I read Jurassic Park when I was about 13. I remember how tense and scared I was as I read it in my upstairs bedroom on the farm. A couple years later, I read The Vampire Chronicles at the house in town. Again, the suspense made my heart beat fast and my chest tighten.

I haven't experienced that kind of immersion in years. What happened? If I read those same books today would I find them as vapid as the other things I'm reading? Was it just my youth?

I am so tired of authors making characters so dumb! If your protagonist isn't supposed to get something, I sure wish you would write it so the reader doesn't get it either.

sigh, I'll go back to reading Eclipse now.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

That is my biggest complaint with the whole Twilight series. It's like watching a bad horror movie and yelling at the screen, "Don't open the door!" just as the stupid heroine looks directly at the camera and reaches for the doorknob.

But the 13-year-old in me can't give them up...