A chronicle of my journey through 111 books in 2011.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
A hate story
Last night I finished Wuthering Heights and I can't say that I actually enjoyed it. Is that allowed? Can I not like a classic? The main thing that I did not like was that it was so dark, and so full of hate. Was I supposed to be drawn in by the love story? The love story that subsequently destroyed everyone around them? Well, I wasn't. Now I know not all books have to be happy, and I'm sure it was full of literary value and all that. I personally just didn't enjoy it very much.
But, at least I learned why this is Bella Swan's favorite book! I have to say that it fits her well.
Now for something funny- I stumbled across this review, from Graham's Lady's Magazine in 1848
"How a human being could have attempted such a book as the present without committing suicide before he had finished a dozen chapters, is a mystery. It is a compound of vulgar depravity and unnatural horrors..."
Now I didn't think it was quite that bad!! That review is a little extreme. But, it made me laugh.
Anyway, I am very ashamed to admit that this little book took me four days to finish! So now, I am behind and I must get back to reading!