I don't care what the literary critics and literature students preach. Heathcliffe is a vengeful negative son of a brat from the beginning. Big surprise that he's gypsy. And Catherine is a spoiled rotten witch. How is this a love story?
Why did I not read this before? I absolutely love the way Hemingway does dialogue. He puts it down just as it would have been if he were really a foriegner lending a hand in the Spanish Civil War and not able to understand everything being said. I can read it in English, and only later realize that I am imagining it in Spanish because of the way he puts the word order.
I loved this movie, and even found the character enduring, but all I'm finding in the book is an author trying to romanticize a spoiled rotten moron who was fed too much rich-man guilt in his college classes and tried to take off and be a drifter without any idea of how to be outdoors for more than three days at a time.
I love the idea of what he did. I hate that he tried to justify it by spouting a bunch of condescending literary crap about abandoning bourgious principals, and used his selfish, better-than-though attitude to hurt a lot of people. Emile Hirsch wasn't asking for it. Chris McCandless was!
I haven't seen the series. The book is definitely a page turner, but I'm not seeing anything in it that absolutely blows my mind yet. The good thing is that Martin is not a terrible writer. I've had pretty bad experiences with fantasy writers in the past, so that was a welcome surprise...
It may be because it's coming on the heels of The Hunger Games trilogy, but I just can't get into this series. I love Stephen King, and I know that this is an immensely popular series, but I just can't see it yet. Hopefully if I keep reading, I'll find the appeal.
I don't know if I should thanks Libravox for this one r not. I wouldn't have finished it without audiobooks, but on the other hand, I wasted that much of my life. I don't care how illiterate I sound...this one was one of the most boring things I've ever picked up. Tolstoy should rot in hell for making people lose this much life for him.