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Welcome to Wuthering Heights Wednesday! I’m hosting a read-along of this classic novel, and we’re now at the end! Many thanks to everyone who joined me in this adventure:
- Literate Housewife
- Vivienne( Serendipidy)
- Messy Karen
- Jenny (Take Me Away)
- Ti (Book Chatter)
- Lisa – Lit And Life
- Dar@ Peeking Between the Pages
- J.C. Montgomery (The Biblio Blogazine)
- JoAnn (Lakeside Musing)
- Gentle Reader (Shelf Life)
- Amy at New Century Reading
- Geri at One More Foggy Notion
- Rob at Books are Like Candy Corn
- Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity
- Carina at Reading through Life
Volume II, Chapters 17 through 20
Hareton and Catherine II fall in love and live happily ever after. The end.
That’s how it all ends?!? Did anyone else feel like it just ran out of steam at the end? This could partially be explained by the fact that half the cast got killed off in the course of the story, but still. I was expecting more angst. More craziness. More anything. After the over-the-top drama that was Volume I, I feel like Emily wimped out on us in Volume II. Plus, Hareton and Catherine had as much spark as, well, Catherine and Linton.
I’m totally baffled as to why this is called a great love story. I can honestly say I didn’t like any of the characters. They were manipulative, whiny, obsessive, immature, self-centered, mad and incoherent (that would be Joseph). Edgar had his moments, but it’s hard to like anyone who loved Catherine I. It shows a decided lack of good judgement.
Still, I enjoyed the experience of reading this, only because we did it as a read-along. I never would’ve toughed it out, otherwise. It’s been fun spending the past 11 weeks mocking all of the characters with you all. Let’s do it again. Only with a different book.*
*And whaddya know, Trish and I have already come up with another read-along. We’ll be reading The Brothers Karamazov (yes, really) starting July 10th. Details to post on July 1st, so stay tuned.