Friday, July 25, 2008

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
4 Stars

Since there are so many references to Heathcliff and this book in Eclipse, I thought I would read it before Breaking Dawn comes out. I thought it might help me come up with some ideas for what might happen in the fourth Twilight book - boy, was I wrong!

Wuthering Heights is a not your typical love story. It's twisted and the characters are despicable. I really just didn't like them at all and wanted to badly for any one of them to redeem themselves in the end. That being said, I still couldn't put this book down. There is something about it that draws you in. I read it fast and couldn't seem to put down the dark novel. It was almost like when you see an traffic accident you always find your self looking- I had to look and finish the book, even though I knew it wasn't going to be pretty.

I am giving it four stars because the characters and plot were so complex it made such a great novel, and for the fact it was so well written that I just couldn't put it down.

I did rent the movie from the library and tried to watch it after reading it and only made it 30 or 60 minutes in before I had to turn it off. I couldn't see the horrible characters in real life. It just made me sad.

As far as predictions for Breaking Dawn? If Meyers is comparing Edward to Heathcliff like I think she is in the 3rd book, I think that readers are in for bad news in the fourth book. I hope that doesn't happen, because as much as I like Jacob instead of Edward, I think too many people would be upset if it ended similar to Wuthering Heights. Reading this book made me want to get back out Eclipse and read each passage that referred to Wuthering Heights. It's packed away in a box somewhere and will just have to wait.

Don't read Wuthering Heights if you want a love story like Twilight, but do read it if you enjoy dark, suspenseful novels.