Heathcliff and Cathy, the Early Years

I was in the bookstore last week (yeah, it’s where I spend a lot of my lunches. My home looks a lot like a second-hand bookstore, but there’s always room for more) and I saw a book which really made me laugh.

I happened to be in the Teen section. Aside from my lamentable taste in vampire fiction, I am firmly of the belief that you find some of the best fantasy books there, just because they’re afraid to market them to adults. I have no problem whatsoever with buying kids books. And what do I see?  A very, very Twilight-esque cover. On Wuthering Heights.

Oh, come on – that’s funny. The Amazon blurb (because I yoinked the cover image from them) was also very funny: 

One of the greatest love stories ever told, beautifully repackaged for a modern teen audience. Love the Twilight books? Then you’ll adore Wuthering Heights, one of the greatest love stories ever told. Cathy and Heathcliff, childhood friends, are cruelly separated by class, fate and the actions of others. But uniting them is something even stronger: an all-consuming passion that sweeps away everything that comes between them. Even death!

Even Death! hahahaha….

2 thoughts on “Heathcliff and Cathy, the Early Years”

  1. Aww no, I’ll admit, I didn’t mind Twilight, but I hate the hype. That is also.. wow.. they’re trying to sell Wuthering Heights FROM Twilight’s hype.. ew.

  2. I didn’t mind the books, either – although I think there are better ones in that genre. But this…trying to accidentally expose kids to literature who are looking for teen supernatural romance. It just seems a bit sad.

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