The Book Addict's Guide. It's a chance to mini-review books that I read in my pre-blogging days. This week's topic is classics! Here are two of my faves.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
So it should tell you something that when I read this book in high school, I loved it. And then I re-read it 8 years later, and I loved it even more. Catherine and Heathcliff = the most angrily passionate romance ever. Their whole relationship is so crazy to me, it's like a train wreck that I can't look away from. Plus, the writing style is great because the story is told by Lockwood and Nelly Dean, two characters who, while very familiar with Catherine, Heathcliff, and the other characters, are a bit distanced from the actual events that they are describing. This leads to a lot of narrative bias, and as a reader you will be left wondering what the "true" story is at times. I'm a sucker for unique uses of POV.
Oops, here I go--analyzing the crap out of this book. I guess I must have learned something in school, eh?
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Bonus: it contains one of my favorite book-related quotes!:
"Francie thought that all the books in the world were in that library and she had a plan about reading all the books in the world."
What are your favorite classics?