Friday, December 3, 2010
Literary Feast Discussion: Hush, Hush (Chapters 6-12)
We know that our response to the book isn't the same to all you all other readers out there. So, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the book.
So, let's get down to the talking part....
Shel: Wait! Elliot has P.E. TWICE a day and his two classes are separated by a couple of hours?! Ick! I can think of no Hell worse!
Monica: But it’s okay! He’s hot and buff! So really, everyone benefits – he gets his gym credits in, and everyone else gets to watch him getting his gym credits in!
Shel: I suppose. I'd just hate to be in his position. But I have to say, I kinda like Elliot. He isn't creepy. I have no doubt he'll turn out to be the son of satan, an evil angel, demon or something of that sort.
Monica: The nice ones always are. It’s as though authors cannot imagine a world in which a guy is both politely flirty, and not a serial killer. “Blaha, behind my kind façade lurks a crazed madman with eyebrows that go in all different directions.” Which is too bad, because I totally agree – he’s kind of darling. I will miss him when he goes all crazy-like.
Shel: Stupid having to look beyond the surface to see if someone is truly good or evil.
Monica: Seriously! ;) Nora, Nora Nora. Please stop hanging out with Patch. When you can admit to yourself that the man "outwardly frighten[s]" you, it's time to back away. And girl, I don't care that his touch is sending Hot Sensations down your legs. Look at your life, look at your choices. I'd drop Elliot too, because of his aforementioned inevitable descent into evil. Grab Vee, and the three of us will go find some nice men who will love you without threatening you. Yes? Yes.
Monica: Stephanie Meyer has ruined me for any sort of Supernatural Creatures Playing Baseball scenes, no lie. ;)
Shel: Ha, I hadn't even made that connection.
Monica: Has Becca Fitzpatrick ever *been* on a roller coaster? For real? Because seriously, I cannot name a single time I have ever gone on a new, revamped coaster and had the very back and the very front be free, but all the boring middle seats be filled. And while Patch might be rigging it with his brain waves, I feel like Nora should have noticed the discrepancy. ALSO. Lap belts are the only safety feature? A roller coaster featuring a 100-foot vertical drop, and they're in cars with doors that open on the sides, and lap belts that buckle?! ... Back me up on this, Shel. I feel like I'm ranting.
Shel: Yeah, it's very hard to believe. It'd be one thing if it was a carnival that skirted the laws or an old coaster that hadn't been brought up to spec. But this was very hard to believe. Unless of course, part of the reality bending involved not allowing Nora to see the safety bars that were keeping her shoulders in place.
Monica: His brain must have powers of epic proportions... one wonders why he bothers with creepy-flirting at all, and doesn't just take over her mind....?
Shel: P.S. What is up with all of these "dangerous situation X happens, no wait it didn't, did it?" moments?
Monica: Whiplash. Obviously the author hopes that if she throws us around enough, we won't notice the fact that Vee appears to be the only semi-sane character in the entire novel.
Shel: So, after Patch drives her home on her motorcycle...that scene gave me the sceevies. This book is not paranormal romance. It is HORROR. *shudders*
Monica: And he has her *keys*, and he has a *knife*, and he's making her phone wonk out. Honestly, if they make this into a film, I don't know how they're going to convince anyone that it's sexy. It absolutely screams terror, for sure.
Shel: I just read the computer lab scene. Soooo, Elliot turned evil super-quick. Everyone in the book is creepy. Creepy. Creepy. Even the new psychologist. CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPY! Except Vee. Poor Vee. I might grab Vee and pull her out of the novel and leave all the rest to their creepy fates.
Monica: ::: LAUGHS ::: That's what we get for writing comments as we read the chapters; we can still like someone at the beginning of the section, only to have him go all STALKER at the end. ;)
So, are we in for more creepy stalker action in the next section? You'll have to join us in reading Hush, Hush to find out. We'll be taking on chapters 13-18 next. We'll have it done by...let's say...Tuesday-ish. Make note of the "ish" at the end of that Tuesday. It means we have some ishy space to be early or late. Place your bets on which one we'll be.
Enjoy your reading!