Openhome wrote:The novel does start out slowly, but I think that people are simply more into "Paranormal romance" than straight sci-fi. The Host is almost a study in character development, so there is less action and dialogue (which I loved in Twilight) and much more personal narative. Also, Wanda becomes a beloved character only after she gets humanized. The initial introduction is very jarring and it is much more work to get to know Wanda (although very worth it) than Bella. Bella is truly like everyone in some way, and you can slip into her narrative effortlessly.
SM did a great job at switching to a sci-fi style and the Host is a wonderful book, it's just a harder book to read and relate to. Still, very well done and very worth it, though.
yes I do agree with you there. The concept makes a huge difference.
Sci-fi is something a lot of people don't like. I'm not into it much myself, but I really loved the Host. People should just give it a chance because in the end it is still a wonderful lovestory, only with much more going on then(than?sorry I'm having some difficulties with keeping those two separated) just the lovestory itself and that really makes a difference with Twilight. The beginning of the Host is slow,yes, but you just have to get through it.
My mom made me read it. She said she wanted to give it a try and I was like omg I don't like the description of the book but she persuaded me and I'm glad she did.