Monday, September 21, 2009
Over the weekend, I finished reading Haruki Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart at my parent's house. Another haunting novel from the author, with Murakami once again riffing on the themes of loneliness, loss and unrequited love. So, pretty much business as usual, but still quite wonderful. As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with that sort of thing. Feeling spiritually satiated, I set down the completed book and picked up the other novel I'd brought with me. Stephanie Meyer's Eclipse aka Twilight III: The Revenge (probably. I've not got far into it as yet...)
Now, I have to confess, I've been completely sucked in by the Twilight series. Having dismissed Harry Potter out of hand as a kid's book, I can only plead that Twilight is at least a teenager's book. Melodramatic, moody and often ridiculous: I just love it! And in a vain effort to balance out some of the female furore surrounding Robert Patinson, I must say I'm rather taken by Kristen Stewart, who takes the lead of Bella in the films.
Um. Yes please. When's the new movie out?
Anyway, yes, so no apologies for loving Twilight. A friend described it to me as like junk food. You know it's not good for you, but you can quite resist it. Which is so true. And as I seem to be stuck in a state of permanent arrested development circa about 16, it seems perfectly appropriate. Although I do wonder at what point that stops being charmingly endearing and starts to stray into the worrying territory of Bryan Adams' risible '18 til I die'...
...probably about ten years ago...
1. Stars - 14 Forever
2. Johnny Boy - You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve
3. School of Seven Bells - Face To Face On High Places
4. The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket
5. Camera Obscura - French Navy
6. Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire
7. Maps - Let Go Of The Fear
8. Golden Silvers - True No 9 Blues (True Romance)
9. Bloc Party - Signs
10. Coldplay - Life In Technicolor II
Gravity release me and don't ever hold me down, now my feet won't touch the ground.
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