Why _Wuthering Heights_ is so awfully awful (was Re: Best Books 2002)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Mon Jan 13 02:56:04 EST 2003
On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 01:01:02 -0700, Robyn Starkey wrote:
>> I hated _Wuthering Heights_, but I hated it
>>honestly--by having read it, gagged, and thrown it violently at the wall a
>>couple of times.
>>Okay, now I have to finish packing. Ugh.
>No, no no!!!! You have to say WHY you hated WH. Was it the puppy hanging
>thing like Nicola Marlow?
>I really liked it as a book to *write on* in 2nd year lit, but I don't know
>if I would like it as a read for pleasure.
The Reason I Hated _Wuthering Heights_, by Melissa Proffitt
The stupid book was billed as one of the great love stories of all time.
Hooray, think I, I love those kind of stories, they are my most favoritest
ever. Big nasty slap in the face. This is not a love story, this is two
dysfunctional people who have nothing better to do than screw each other up
and then imagine they are really truly in love. Pah. I spit upon their
Had I not been so dreadfully misinformed, I'm sure I wouldn't have hated it
at all. Probably wouldn't have *loved* it, but not hated it. I did okay
with Virginia Woolf's _The Waves_ which is just chock full of dysfunctional
goodness (badness?) and yet could never be mistaken for a romance. So there
you go. The End.
(who is, by the way, INCENSED that you people had the nerve to stuff my
mailbox full of messages while I was gone, after this list was dead quiet
for so long. Do you think I have nothing better to do after vacation than
sit around reading interesting conversations for hours? I do have books to
read, you know. Laundry to do, dishes to wash, children to teach, etc. I
bet you all sat around waiting for me to walk away from the computer and
then set to typing with merry abandon. Bah humbug.)
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