It is baffling for those who read the “Twilight Series” by Stephanie Meyer how the movie industry could have butchered it when it was converted to the big screen. There were many wonderful suspenseful and thought provoking parts that did not come through on the movies. All that seemed to matter to whoever set up the movie was that the vampires have very white and sparkling skin. They didn’t even get that right. After a few movies the “Twilight Series” was a joke. Why would the movie industry ruin a popular book series? They can blame the end results on a lot of stuff, but really? What happened? Why did that have to be destroyed?
My personal opinion is that they didn’t want you to take the story seriously. A teen romance seems sort of cute and sweet. The teens in the movies were too old to be playing teens for starters and second of all were only allowed to pose. There wasn’t much acting. The message seemed to be that you shouldn’t take this story seriously at all.
If you read the books, though, they are almost exclusively about what it’s like for a regular human to end up in these elite, immortal families. It wrestles with topics about free will and where is the line between making a choice and having such influence exerted on you that you really have no choice. It wrestles with regular people dealing with people who have unseen powers that they are secretly using to reshape the world.
Getting a little close to home for a lot of this elite family experimentation that is going on. The book does a great job of describing what it’s like to have these invisible forces to deal with while trying to live a semi-normal life. Much like how it feels to have V2K in real life, to have your emotions suddenly changed against your will, to be put on the front line of a secret war and not know how you are going to deal with it. And at the end of the series it touches on what this is doing to the babies and children growing up in this world. It is a much more complicated story that some sparkling vampires.
And Stephanie Meyer wrote a book called “The Host”. It is the best explanation and exploration of how it feels to be a “host” for some other force constantly trying to take over your own life. It is chilling. It’s not scary except that it seems to really be happening to society with all these mind control sciences being used on the population. It certainly expresses most of what I feel. I hate the IdIoTTWins who are trying to use me as a host. I fight with them day and night. I am fighting them in my dreams. I hate them and I want them out.
If you like to read and you are going through this CIA, MI6, elite family hell, like I am, then read “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer. I am copying a synopsis of the book in this blog.
Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, published in May of 2008, explores a futuristic world where aliens have invaded human minds. Humans have become hosts for a parasitic breed of alien “souls” that attach themselves to a person’s brain and then take control of the body. Only a few free humans are left, and Melanie is one of them, until she too is caught and a soul is inserted into her brain. The soul is called Wanderer, and her job is to access Melanie’s memories and find remaining humans who have resisted the invasion of the souls. However, Wanderer is surprised to find that Melanie will not surrender her mind, and the two must share Melanie’s body.
As Wanderer struggles with the hardship of living in a body still inhabited by its former mind, she is privy to certain memories of Melanie’s loved ones: her brother Jamie, and the man she loves, Jared. She soon finds herself in a tenuous partnership with Melanie, embarking on a journey to find Melanie’s family. When she finds them, the human resistance fighters must come to terms that Wanderer and Melanie, though trapped in the same body, are two separate identities with the ability to feel, love, and make conscientious decisions.
As Wanderer and Melanie find a place among the resistance fighters, Wanderer learns to see the world’s situation from the humans’ perspectives and begins to understand the complexities of humanity, so different from her previous lives in other worlds. As tensions mount among the human resistance, Melanie and Wanderer forge a bond inside Melanie’s head and begin to appreciate one another. Wanderer (who eventually becomes known as “Wanda”) learns about human love and sacrifice, and gains an understanding of humanity. Together, Wanderer, Melanie, and the resistance fighters must work together to find a way to make a change in the world that will allow the two species to coexist.
Encompassing universal themes of love, cooperation, identity, humanity, and compassion, Meyer’s The Host challenges the traditional concepts of good and evil, and explores a new idea of what it means to be “human.”
“The Host – Synopsis” eNotes Publishing Ed. Scott Locklear. eNotes.com, Inc. eNotes.com 24 Sep, 2018 <http://www.enotes.com/topics/the-host#summary-enotes-synopsis>