Friday, October 24, 2008

Vampires! Sexist! Sexy!

So...I caved. The hype got to me at last...and a friend loaned me her copy of the famous vampire book for teens (Twilight).

Here's my summary:

Her: Wow, it rains here. Bummer. Who is that smouldering-and-impossibly-sexy mysterious man-boy?

Him: I'm a hundred-year-old vampire with super strength, super speed, and powers beyond your dreams. I speak like a gothic romance novel and know everything. Of course, I also go to high school, because would we meet?

Her: (Thump) Dang! Woo! I just tripped. I'm so clumsy! Jeeez!

Him: Mysteriously, that just makes me feel really manly, so please trip or talk about how clumsy you are more. Also, you smell like strawberries. No, wait, heroin. You smell JUST like heroin! Are you scared of me?

Her: (tee hee) Wanna go somewhere alone in a car?

Him: How about a meadow?

Her: Keen! (thump) Gosh! I tripped again!

Him: I will save you from the danger you are to yourself! Because that's what men who don't talk much and are mysterious do!

Her: Hey! Sparkly!

Him: I just ate a grizzly bear!

Her: Wow. Your sparkly sexy magnetic manliness makes me trip over and over again. Also faint. Wait! Why don't I make some very bad decisions to show how much I need YOU to make all the decisions?

Him: You do that. Next time, let VAMPIRE MAN-BOY do it. However, I'll save you again anyway!

Her: My hero! Wanna smell me some more?

Him: (sniff sniff) We are doomed by our doomedy doomed love. But I will be here, beautiful clumsy girl. Unsleeping and nearly catatonic. Forever.

Her: Jeepers! Super neat! Ow! Aw, I tripped again!

Both laugh, smolderingly, as the sun sets over the prom...


goatess said...

You caved! I'm proud that I haven't caved yet - although, I have to admit, your summary of the book is oh-so-appealing. Makes me want to run to my nearest bookstore and grab my own sexist copy.

Mama Nomad said...

what?? you mean it's not literary brilliance?

eh, oh well, i guess it can't all be.....

Amy said...

Did you read them all yet or just the first? I'm waiting for your rehashing of the others now! :D

I love the idea of the story, I love the idea of the characters. I would have loved a more adult version of it though. A little more terror. A little more lust. A little more danger. But this is what I get for reading a teen vampire novel.


Stephanie Meyer is no Anne Rice. But still, she gets mucho props for creating crazed teen hysteria.

I'm telling you...that is the business to be in! Writing teen wizard/vampire love novels which are later turned into massively marketed movies! We've had Edward/Bella movie posters in our house for months now...