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Twilight And Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, And The Pursuit Of Immortality (2009)

by Rebecca Housel(Favorite Author)
4.41 of 5 Votes: 3
0470484233 (ISBN13: 9780470484234)
John Wiley & Sons
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture
review 1: This book was very difficult to read - not due to the writing style, but the reasoning. Many of their arguments were made in convoluted, over-complicated ways when they could have been stated simply and succinctly. There was also a fair bit of repetition between chapters. I was left with the impression that the authors were trying to stretch a short essay into a full book so as to make some money. If you really want to read this book, try to locate a lend-able copy. Don't spend your own dollars on it.
review 2: At first I was skeptical of a book that's obviously hoping to cash-in on Twi-mania. But I could not resist some critical analysis of this book series, which is sometimes good and other times problematic. There is a great essay (and the high point of th
... moree book, imho) by Bonnie Mann addressing Bella's lack of life interest outside of Edward--comparing her domesticity and identity through men to Simone de Beauvoire's The Second Sex. But some of the essays are less interesting and others barely make a point. The Sarah Palin chapter was a big disappointment. Another essay looks at Edward and Bella vs Rochester and Jane as Byronic hero and feminist, but it feels like the Bella and Edward are just thrown in to make a Jane Eyre analysis more "current." less
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In a word, rubbish. I am so glad I did not have to pay for this book or I would have felt robbed.
this book was interesting in a way...but also sorta confusing...
A present from someone who thought I would enjoy it.
Not as good as others in the series.
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