Author: Emily Brontë
Genres: Tragedy, Gothic fiction
I read this one a long time ago, as in years ago! So I cannot really say that my memories of it are that specific though I will try to make it justice.
I admit I read it because of Twilight, I am not going to lie about that, I bought my copy around the same time that the YA Vampires were getting into everyone’s bookshelves and lives including my own, and since Bella used to talk about it and I had never read the book before, well you know, one thing led to another.
It was the kind of read I have never had much, I was going to say love, but that is no the word I am looking for here, I’m going to go with passion for classics (exception: Pride and Prejudice, best book ever), I did not have much passion for old books so I did not have the biggest collection back then that involved classic old books, I admit I love fantasy, YA, science-fiction, so I was a bit surprised when I read Wuthering Heights and found myself suck into the story, Emily was a great author, no wonder is a classic, I know!
Heathcliff is one of those characters that you do not know if to hate completely or give the benefit of the doubt, unlike Catherine who you can see how spoiled she is and want to smack her over the head. Of course by the middle of the book, you start to try to count the years and see who is related to who, how time passed by so quickly that you get dizzy, and everyone is involved with someone in some manner or another. Not to mention, that they made themselves sick, for love? That is the ones that are perfectly fine, the rest are just too sickly by birth or because in the late 1700’s early 1800’s people did not last past their 40’s.
If you put all of that aside and concentrate in what is going in the book than you get by just fine.
I got carried away, I am aware of it. All in all, this is a good read, somehow you ended up wanting to know what will happen next and despite being a tragic story, it is a complete classic and if you have not read it, I recommend it.
This one is short because of the long gap in between reading it and actually writing this. I do hope you have read it or plan to do it, don’t forget to recommend it to your friends and let them know that out there there is someone willing to talk books, yes, me! Thank you for sticking to the end, readers. And happy reading!