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Hiking Up The Hill To Wuthering Heights

This is a quick post to say that I will be reading and discussing Wuthering Heights along with Iris from Iris On Books in the next few days. Not knowing what to read next between Charlotte Brontë’s Villette and Emily Brontë’s novel I turned to Twitter and Iris kindly gave me a rundown of what to expect from the latter. Needless to say her information was gladly accepted as I had visions of an angsty but somewhat pink-hearts-and-ribbons story, and having said that she wanted to tackle the novel again we will be posting our thoughts around the same time. So watch this space, there may be rants, there may be raves, there may be heather. As Mr Tracey says in the introduction to every Thunderbirds episode “anything could happen in the next five minutes” and I get the feeling that with Wuthering Heights this may be the case as it becomes ever more challenging.



November 22, 2010, 11:35 pm

Wuthering Heights is a challenge, I feel. I’m not sure how I feel about my sudden decision to read along. Oh, I will still do it and I still love the idea. But reading the first 20 pages I am reminded how challenging this book really is.

Charlie: As I’ve said on Twitter my current “problem” is that the dreariness of the black & white film I remember from childhood is creating a dreariness in my reading, because those are the images in mind. So I think I’m going to seek out a few trailers on You Tube. I’m on chapter three now and I agree it’s difficult. But I’m still game if you are.


November 23, 2010, 12:00 am

I’ve never read Wuthering Heights OR Villette…or Jane Eyre, for that matter! I’m anxious to hear what you think of Wuthering Heights…it may be an upcoming read for me, we’ll see!

Charlie: I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Jane Eyre once you’ve read it, a book I think I will always want to read about. So far I think it’s going to be quite different, the writing style is – whether that be due to the storyline or Emily I’ve not worked out yet – but definitely my question of “if I like Charlotte will I like Emily?” has been answered. The answer is “not necessarily”. Unless Wuthering Heights puts me off the Brontes, which is unlikely because of the differences in people, I’ll probably be reading Villette next.


November 24, 2010, 12:19 am

I’m very much looking forward to your discussion! I read WH as a teen and hated it, but lately I’ve been thinking of giving it another shot.

Charlie: On chapter seven at the moment, and liked it until Cathy came home again. Not sure how I’ll feel from now on. I have been very surprised!


November 29, 2010, 12:08 am

I’ve just finished it and will be reviewing it shortly. It’s a wild ride!! :-)

Charlie: Hi Jillian, I’ve been very surprised by how little Cathy Earnshaw is in it!



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