Monday, September 14, 2009

Twilight - Loving it

For all the Twilight fans, me included, New Moon is just around the corner. Thinking of going to the midnight showing if I can get one of my kids to face the embarrassment of going with their mom. And I doubt that. Maybe I'll take a friend.

Anyway, this post is about what does Twilight have that draws fans in of a variety of ages? Male and female? And yes, I know several guys that like the book and/or series.

I was visiting someone's blog over the weekend and they mentioned about the over 30 crowd liking Twilight (sorry I can't remember whose. I visited a lot this weekend.) Anyway, they said something about it and it made me wonder why. Why is there a craze amongst the over 30 crowd--mothers, married, and singles?

And I have come up with why I think.

It is all about Edward.

Here is a guy who is super intelligent, caring, willing to do anything for the woman he loves, protective (although a bit over-protective), rich (of course, has had plenty of time to acquire money), not to mention sizzling, smoking hot hot hot!!!! Top it with being an immortal, and you got something better than a cherry on a sundae.

I will be honest when I say I have not had a real crush on any guy since my early twenties. And this guy lives within the pages of a book. Although don't get me wrong, Robert Pattinson is pretty nice to look at too.

It's like this fictional character woke a part of me that I had forgotten about.

So what about the guys who like the novel. What about it draws them in?

Again, I think it is all about Edward.

Only this time it revolves around a more James Bond thing---Every guy wants to be him, every woman wants to be with him. And they want to be the type of guy that would draw women to them like flies to sugar. :)

What do you all think? I would love to read your comments on the subject.


  1. I think for most people it is about Edward, like you say. I do have an over 30 friend that loved the books but was rooting for Jacob. Since I'm on the Edward team, I wasn't sure how that was possible. I'd like to know how fans of Jacob deal with the agony of the last three books and still end up liking them. But I guess that's an aside. :)

  2. I don't know why some people like Jacob. He was a good friend, but he was immature and selfish too. Wouldn't take no for an answer.

    Maybe that is what makes him so palatable. He was strong enough to continue after something even though the odds were against him. His love for one girl kept him going. True devotion.

    Though through all the books he never imprinted so we know Bella was not his true mate.