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RYAN GOSLING IS THAT U
chichikov asked: I'm a bit confused. Do you dislike Wuthering Heights as a book, or do you dislike the way it's been marketed?
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
There are many pithy ways to describe this book: pop culture sensation. Frat-boy douchetoolery. Rape culture, epitomized. Tucker Max is an asshole and doesn’t care if you care. These are all true. No matter how endearingly the author attempts to spin his beer-soaked misogyny and Neverland culture into a genre of ‘fratire’ (?!), he and everyone who enjoys this book, well, sucks.
The Da Vinci Code
Middle-aged, beige professor who’s sexy because HARVARD! saves Jesus’s last living descendant in a manner eerily similar to the plot of every other Dan Brown novel; short, punchy chapters will keep you reading, until you get to the end and he makes out with Jesus’s descendant and you realize that this was in fact poorly-written, mind-numbing tripe. Movie equally bad, if not worse.
xoxogossiphorcrux asked: They've actually re-released a lot of old classics with Twilight-like covers and have stuck them all in the young adult section. Jane Eyre has also been Twilight-ized. I don't think this is any indication that the book is bad. It's just marketing to try to get teenagers to read something with substance.
Kayla actually did the Wuthering Heights one. I think she was speaking to the fact that Wuthering Heights is interpreted to be a romance when in fact it is not; that sort of abusive relationship is then viewed in a similar vein as and the inspiration for relationships like those in Twilight (and others…see: Chuck and Blair). Besides, I think we’ve proven here that Bitch Lit is not the objective authority on whether a book is good or not…these are all opinions. Kayla, jump in and edit whenever you like.
EDIT: While I don’t necessarily have a problem with publishers revamping a book cover, I do have a problem with the new Wuthering Heights cover. I, personally, believe that they are trying to market it as a love story (since the tagline “love never dies” is right on the cover) which I think is incredibly misleading. If an uninformed reader went looking for Wuthering Heights with the belief that it was basically Twilight with posher language then they would read it with the idea that it was meant to be a love story. While I don’t want to go into a whole thing about romanticizing an unhealthy relationship, I will just say in closing that:
Yes, revamping a book cover can be a very good thing to appeal to a new generation of readers, HOWEVER, marketing Wuthering Heights as a love story, and having it resemble that of a popular teenage romance series, is bad. It can easily give an unsuspecting reader the wrong impression.
One of the greatest stories ever written- no wait, sorry, I just hallucinated. This book sucks. If you are debating over reading this book and just need an idea of how shitty it is, then just know that it has recently been re-released with a set of new book covers resembling those of the Twilight novels. RED FLAG. If you do choose to read it, but the physical and emotional abuse isn’t a pretty enough mental image for you, then just imagine Bella and Edward mutually masturbating each other while they exchange purity rings.
(Also, if you happen to be feeling too optimistic about our current society, then just have a gander at the Amazon customer reviews!)
In case we have been missed.
Sorry for not posting much as of late. I know Neha and I are busy with finals and the other women who help run are busy with irl too. Hopefully when things get less hectic we’ll be back with more reviews!
Anonymous asked: isn't chuck palahniuk gay? or are you talking about tyler/narrator whatever, or basically everyone behind the film
Palahniuk is in fact gay, however, I was speaking of Tyler/the narrator of the story, who was actively trying to highlight how ~material objects run your life~ but I can see how that can be misread.
The only good thing that came from reading this book was my liberal use of threatening to fart on someone’s meringue, or piss in their soup, for about a year. If you like having middle-aged straight white men tell you why your consumerism is ruining America, then this is the book for you! Also, there’s a strong chance that your friends secretly hate you.
On The Road
If I had a penny for every time a hipster on Tumblr instructed me to burn, burn, burn like a fabulous yellow roman candle without having ever finished this book, I would be as rich as Katy Perry was when she wrote a bad song inspired by that same part of On The Road without ever having read it.