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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Mar 25, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: female-author, reviewed
Read from April 10 to 16, 2012

I like novels where the characters are bad people. I've read The Great Gatsby at least five times, and that's just my favourite of the books I've read featuring fairly unlikeable characters. But Wuthering Heights takes things to a whole new level; everyone in it seems absolutely awful and not even in a good villainous way. I don't particularly enjoy the narrative style of the novel either. I think having it narrated by and to tertiary characters removes much of the immediacy and drama from the story, but then again, as so much of the drama is actually melodrama I'm not sure I would like it any better undiluted. Still, there were definitely moments I enjoyed, and the twisted relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff led to some interesting tension and reactions, and Heathcliff's character was particularly interesting. I also did like Brontë's writing even if I wasn't fond of the narration style. As a whole, it seems as though this is one of those books that people either love or hate, but I found myself somewhere in between.

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