Yesterday was a pretty chill day … well, fairly chill for as hot and humid as it was. David and I made our way to the Whitney Museum for the last day of their Polaroids: Mapplethorpe exhibit:
Because I’ve been in a very Polaroid way lately, I wanted to see this exhibit to see if I could glean any inspiration from Mapplethorpe‘s photos. Of course, my focus isn’t quite as risque as his focus was but I did get a great feel for framing. It was deffo worth the trip, we had fun. On our way home we took a detour thru Central Park … it was a nice afternoon.
The rest of the day was very quiet. Because the weather was very humid and stifling we decided to stay in for the rest of the day. I was able to finally finish Book 4 of the Twilight series Breaking Dawn. Be warned, I will be talking about plot developments and major storyline details below so you might want to skip this post if you’ve yet to read the book:
Okay … let me preface by saying that generally I liked the book overall and generally I enjoyed the book series as well. Breaking Dawn, tho, felt really wrong for huge portions of the book. I really hated the beginning. It didn’t read like the other books, it took such a different turn that I was really put off from the very start. The careful way that the author tried to talk about the vampire sex (without getting graphic so as not to offend young readers, well, their parents actually) was just … dumb. I will admit that reading it felt like a fumbling teenager trying to figure sex out for the first time … if this was the author’s intent, then well done. Reading it tho felt … fumbly, dumb. The portion of the book told from Jacob‘s point of view was outright stupid. I’m sorry Twilighters, don’t hate me please, but the Jacob POV was so out of place … it felt forced and really, really disjointed. The rambling titles of the his chapters (meant to further convey it was his voice) just killed me … sooo dumb. An entire book from Jacob‘s point of view would work better, I think … sticking portions from his POV in this book felt wrong. It pains me to say this because I am totally on Team Jacob. I must admit, I was rooting for him to win in the end … but, alas, I should’ve known that Bella could only end up with her tortured Edward.
Now for the good part … once the Jacob portion was finished, the book felt right again. The author got back on track and the rest of the book fit in with the series. I loved the ending — it felt very X-Men to me. I wasn’t too happy that there are other vampire/human hybrids out there (I kinda wanted Nessie to be unique) but their existence served a key plot purpose. In the end, I really wanted the warring to happen. I was hoping the Cullens would unseat the Volturi as the major vampire power base in the world but … no, it didn’t work out that way. I did appreciate that there was a Happily Ever After type ending … I was satisfied.
So … overall, I did like the books. They were entertaining, they told a great story and I’m glad I read them. Breaking Dawn, even tho I felt it had its problems, was a good way to end the saga. I will read the Midnight Dawn chapters that are out there … but later.
Tonight, wee, David and I are seeing Equus starring Daniel Radcliffe … I’ll have a full report tomorrow.