Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 7:35 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
One of the 'Best books of 2022' according to Book Riot is
Reader, I Murdered Him
by Betsy Cornwell
Young Adult
As a Brontë fan, I’ve read many Jane Eyre retellings. But this imagined sequel through the eyes of Rochester’s young ward Adèle is the best I’ve read since Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. Adèle is both a catalyst and witness for the main story. I loved reading the Thornfield section for Adèle’s perspective on Rochester, Jane, and Bertha. But the true delight begins when she arrives at boarding school. There she finds friendship. She also becomes a vigilante against the high society men who attempt to harm her friends and other women. With a queer romance and a truly shocking twist, I couldn’t put this book down or stop thinking about it. (Alison Doherty)
Mental Floss lists '11 Hit Songs That Reference Great Works of Literature' and of course one of them is
10. “Wuthering Heights” // Kate Bush
In her popular tribute to Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Kate Bush tells the story from the point of view of Cathy as she stands at the window of Heathcliff’s house begging to be let in, even echoing some of Cathy’s lines from the novel. “Really what sparked that off was a TV thing I saw as a young child,” Bush later said. “I just walked into the room and caught the end of [Wuthering Heights]. And I am sure one of the reasons it stuck so heavily in my mind was because of the spirit of Cathy and as a child I was called Cathy, it later changed to Kate. It was just a matter of exaggerating all my bad areas, because she's a really vile person, she's just so headstrong and passionate and ... crazy, you know?”
This isn’t the only song that Wuthering Heights has inspired: Jim Steinman wrote his iconic song “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”—which was first recorded in 1989 by Pandora’s Box and then in 1996 by Celine Dion, whose version reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and went two times platinum— “while under the influence of Wuthering Heights, which is one of my favorite books,” he wrote on his website. He strove to have the song capture the book’s themes of obsessive love, comparing the end result to “an erotic motorcycle.” (Anastasia Rose Hyden)
Kino (Denmark) praises the film Emily.


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