Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Tuesday, June 09, 2020 11:16 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
Vogue lists '5 Naga Munchetty-Approved Books By Women To Add To Your Reading List', including
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t read this classic book (or, at least, seen the period drama adaptations). Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, which was written in secret in 1845, is a classic, passionate love story that’s been retold many times. Take note: Emily, a biopic on the British author, is set to hit our screens in 2021. (Susan Devaney)
But then The Irish Times features Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway.
“As soon as we closed the door, our library business stopped because all the university libraries closed at the same time,” says Sarah Kenny. “But at the same time, our online orders went up almost overnight. Fiction was the absolute biggest increase. Everything from current best-selling fiction to a lot of classics.
“Books that people had maybe intended to read someday but never got around to. So there was big demand for titles like Ulysses or War and Peace and Jane Austen’s novels and Wuthering Heights. (Keith Duggan)
Book Riot has selected 'Your Summer of Great YA Horror Books', including
Thornhill by Pam Smy: This hybrid novel, combining art and narrative, is about a haunted house and it’s set in two timelines: 1982 and 2017. It’s packed with the tropes of horror, including creepy dolls and ghosts, while remaining a deliciously modern gothic tale. A good pitch for this one might be Jane Eyre meets The Secret Garden. Smy uses a dark palate for the art, adding another level of the spookiness to the book. (Kelly Jensen)
UDiscoverMusic features singer/songwriter PJ Harvey.
Harvey’s seventh LP, 2007’s White Chalk, was, however, her most radical record to date. Eschewing virtually all vestiges of her guitar-based alt.rock sound, the LP presented a set of mournful, intimate, piano-based songs that Harvey sang in a voice pitched higher than her usual range. Streaked with British folk and gothic horror, it featured remarkable compositions such as the Emily Bronte-esque ‘The Devil’ and the eerie ‘When Under Ether’, and concluded with a blood-curdling shriek on closing track ‘The Mountain’. Though the album was arguably Harvey’s most challenging yet, it again wowed the critics and sold well, going silver in the UK (where it peaked at No.11) and also reaching No/65 on the US Billboard 200.
We do indeed recall a lot of reviews comparing it to the Brontës at the time.

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