[quote=“Nonvita, post:154, topic:15750, full:true”]
I only ever read one chapter of Twilight (after being told by a Twilight fan that my opinion didn’t count because I’d never actually read the books), and it was just as awful as I’d expected. I did, for some reason, watch the first two films at home—not sober though (um, yeah I’m really too old for this stuff). The first one was bad enough to be funny, but the second one was just mind-numbingly boring.[/quote]
My cousin gave me her set of the books when she moved out of state. I honest to God tried to give it a shot with an open mind, and put the first book down around the part where he broke down her truck because he didn’t want her going somewhere.
I watched the first movie drunk and pissed off my friend by giggling at the “tense” parts. I don’t think I could make myself sit through the other ones.
I loved the series, but it was hard to get into for me too. I tried reading it years ago, and only got back to it because of the show. Once I did, I tore through the series in a week. I would say read through to the part where the school is introduced and see what you think.
The main character is severely depressed and can be offputting for a lot of people. He’s dissatisfied with his life and uses fantasy fiction as escapism, and he tells himself if he could be a character in these stories he would be happy. But when he does learn magic, it doesn’t change him - he’s still as depressed and unfulfilled as ever. He does get that magical adventure he wanted, and it doesn’t turn out the way he thought it would. I deeply related to Quentin’s character arc across the series, but there are some fans who read for the side characters and detest Quentin, so YMMV.