Sunday, 18 September 2011

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Goodreads Summary: When Catherine and Heathcliff’s childhood friendship grows into something so much more, what ensues is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Even as fate conspires against them and passion consumes them, nothing can keep Catherine and Heathcliff apart. Not even death… for their forbidden love is unlike any other.

Why I Read This Book: Every now and then I pick up one of the timeless classic novels to read. They aren't normally my favorite, but they normally make me feel more literacy educated, so I still feel benefited.

Review: This was an exceptionally hard book to get through. I really didn't like it. I'm surprised that this is considered a classic love story, because to me, love had nothing to do with it. Catherine and Heathcliff are both terrible characters. They are selfish, and mean, and rude. The theme seems more to be obsession than love, and it is so narcissistic it it is sickening. Everybody in the book is miserable, and the only half likeable character is Mr. Lockwood. I did not like this book. I didn't find it enjoyable to read whatsoever. I said in why I read this book that I am not normally a lover of classics, I find I have to concentrate harder on the style of language, and that takes away from the story (not that it is the books fault it was written a long time ago) but that could be some of the reason I didn't like this book. Also, it really irritated me knowing this is a "love story" while reading it, because it's not. It may be about two people who have/had a relationship, but almost nothing about it resembled love.



  1. I totally agree with you. I read this book as part of my A levels years ago and only actually made it half way through. I also don't like the characters and it in no way strikes me as a love story. I'm definitely prone to the sloppy, slushy stuff.
    Great review.

  2. I agree! I hated Heathcliff and Catherine! They were terrible people! I consider Heathcliff to be one of the top villains of all time! So sadistic!