Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Literature Review

Wuthering Heights is such a depressing novel, I wonder why I keep rereading. Of course it will be compulsory on my reading list, so it doesn’t hurt to get reacquainted with it. It’s still the only Brontë novel I like (neither Jane Eyre or Agnes Grey, et al do move me). I used to consider the possibility of Joaquin Phoenix and Kate Winslet reteaming for a film (or TV) adaptation of it – but I suppose they’re too old. I’m still not sure that the “current” version ever will be made. 
I’ve lazily reached an impasse with Wicked: The Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the East. I should restart it soon, Jose says it’s a blast (as have many others). It doesn’t help that I’m being distracted by David Sedaris’ hilarious Me Talk Pretty One Day (which reinforces the possible fact that gay writers are funnier than us straight folks). Honestly, though, Sedaris may be one of the best nonfiction writers ever – although nonfiction sounds like the wrong word to describe something so irreverent.
(I should be blogging more.)
What have you been reading lately?


Marcy said...

I'm reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

It's very funny. I rarely relate to teenage characters but I relate to the protagonist here--and he's autistic. But he's still an endlessly fascinating character.

Heather said...

I'm still reading a Star Wars book about Darth Bane, while also reading Michael Crichton's last novel, along with Zombie Survival Guide.

I read Wuthering Heights twice in my high school years, and while I appreciate the poetry and the flow of the writing, I'm certain if I read it as an adult far past my youthful angst I may possibly shoot myself in the face afterwords! ha!

MovieNut14 said...

Currently reading Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey (the guy who wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). But I've been distracted by my movie watching and reviews, so I'm not that far into it.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

heather it's weird every time i read it (and i've read it a lot) i'm surprised at how rote the plot is; the brilliance is more in her style than the actual plot.