Dear Readers,

Dear readers and classic book lovers,

I write to you in request of your opinions of: Wuthering Heights.  This book has been in my TBR pile for a while now… to be frank, I started the book years ago.  When I was probably too young to read it, and didn’t actually get very far.  So,  I recently heard from another reader that watching the movie helps in appreciating the book (in this case – not recommended for all books).  So, I found a BBC version of Wuthering Heights (2009)  recently and watched it.  And hated it.  What a horrible story.  What horrible people.  They’re just not nice people.  Mean.  I wanted to like the characters or at lease just one of them… but I couldn’t.  Please forgive me if you like this book, I do not mean to offend. Actually, if you do like the book, please please tell me why.  I know I shouldn’t compare the book to the movie so before I scratch this book off the list… I come to you, fellow readers.   Is it the book… or is this TV adapted version to blame?

All my love,

LJ

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12 thoughts on “Dear Readers,

  1. Weeeell………..I’m reluctant to say it, but I loathe this book. Horrible people in violent relationships, destructive control masquerading as love *ducks for cover as passionate Bronte fans throw sharp objects* But what I would say is so many people love this book that you should give it a go & don’t let the TV adaptation put you off – its just one interpretation. I may even join you, as I’ve been thinking I should re-read it to see if I can get more out of it this time….

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  2. I’m going to echo the previous commenter. In my opinion, the movie was horrible because the book is horrible. I’ve never understood why people find this book romantic. I read it a long time ago but remember it as ugly and melodramatic and the story is ridiculous. But many people love it.

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  3. I thought that I hated it when I first tried to read it, but then I was thinking it was going to be some grand love story like people make it out to be.Once I knew it really is meant to be horrible and totally messed up, with all the characters as terrible people, I really really enjoyed it. It’s meant to be melodramatic and intense- to me, it makes it better, but I see why people really don’t like it. And really, anyone who thinks Heathcliff is some kind of romantic hero needs to reconsider their opinions of relationships!

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  4. I’m with you all the way on this one – have tried desperately to get on with it but I just can’t and have never finished it! I have resigned myself to the fact that this is one work of classic literature that is just not going to float my boat – ever! I’ve decided that actually life’s too short to spend it in the company of hideous characters that we would give a very wide berth were we to meet them in real life…

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    • That’s a really good way of putting it! One of my reading resolutions for this year is actually to give myself permission to NOT finish a book if I’m not loving it. In the past I’ve always tried to finish them regardless… feeling guilty if I didnt. I don’t know why but I’m working on that! 🙂

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      • I was the same – I always felt an obligation to get to the end of anything I tried, and if I disliked it I somehow felt it was a failing on my part. The trouble is there’s just so much I want to read these days I haven’t got time to stick with anything I don’t love 🙂

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