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Feminist Male College Graduate: Chapter 5

Benjamin Wheeler read Chapter 5, Blood Type, and I can’t wait to read what he wrote. This was one of my favorite chapters in the book. I sorely missed it in the movie. I’ll be back for some commentary once I’ve read his article

I was surprised Benjamin did not write much on Chapter 5. It’s such an important chapter, in my mind. You find out Edward is always watching out for (or just watching) Bella, even when he isn’t supposed to be around. Where else might he be lurking? We find out Bella might have more in common with Edward than we imagined. She has a freaky reaction to blood? We might assume vampires do, too, and that’s why Edward skipped the lab. At one point, she lets Edward know that she can even smell the blood and that’s what makes her sick. For a moment he gets a look on his face. He’s questioning what she is all about, and we start to see a little about why he’s obsessed with her too. He finds her interesting, different.

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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feminist Male College Graduate: Chapter 4

Chapter 4, Invitations, is next up on Benjamin Wheeler’s blog. It was a short post, but I think I might have quite a bit to say. We’ll see. Don’t forget to read Benjamin’s blog. It’ll make much more sense in context.

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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Feminist Male College Graduate: Chapter 3

My friend Benjamin Wheeler has been busy. He’s read Chapters 3 & 4 of Twilight while I was off gaming this weekend. I’ll try to catch up as succinctly as possible.

Part of the reason I wanted to read this book was to see if my perspective as a man would offer a different reading than the women I’ve spoken with who’ve read the book have had.

Part of the reason? What were you other reasons? Just curious. Are you a vampire fan? Is it because everyone’s reading it and you want to see what the fuss is about? Is it because everyone’s reading it and you don’t want to be left out? Did your girl say, “Twilight has changed my life forever and you will never understand me again if you don’t read it.”? Again, just curious. My Twi-friends and I have been wondering what goes into the creation of a Unicorn. Many would love to turn their husbands and boyfriends.

Now, I’m still very early in the book, but I’m finding myself actually liking Bella, both as a character and as a narrator, but, oh God, I cannot stand this Edward guy.

Good, I’m glad you’re liking Bella more. I’m reading The Dresden Files right now. I’m on Book 4 and have decided I don’t like Dresden very much. These books are also told in the first person. It’s miserable being in the head of someone you don’t really like. Thank goodness a new Sookie Stackhouse book comes out Tuesday, and I can go to my safe place. As for Edward, I can’t help you out there. I imagine you love him at times, hate him at others. Well, really all the characters try you patience at times. They’re really wonderfully flawed, the lot of them.

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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Essays, Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments