Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

(I don't want to brag, but am 11 for 12 in my bracket so far.)

Okay, on with the book review.

Since graduating, I haven't read much classic literature. My tastes usually run towards the contemporary. A book doesn't have to have a cell phone in it, but I usually like a story with electricity. I don't know why. It's probably a shortcoming of mine. Okay, so anyway, I have been MISSING OUT. The stuff that happens in his book is crazy. I don't want to say too much for fear of ruining it for others (I've already done that to Veronika with Anna Karenina).

At Disneyland on Sunday, a young woman in our birthday group told me she isn't "a reader" but had recently become addicted to Twilight. I had to ask her for an explanation of what Twilight is (I've heard the name, but without context). After she told me, I thought the wacky plot points and unrequited love didn't seem too different to what I was reading, Jane Eyre. She said she'd almost bought Jane Eyre a few weeks ago, and would pick it up soon on my recommendation. So, maybe I've converted a non-reader to not only books, but the classics.

1 comment:

ambersun said...

Hi from Australia.

Jane Eyre is great and, I think, ahead of its time by having an independent thinking, plain looking single woman as the heroine.

Glad you're enjoying the reading. If you want my advice Wuthering Heights is even better.

Happy reading.