Monday, February 21, 2011
My only book that I read so far of Coelho's. Not a bad story but a little slow in the beginning. I see there were little lessons in there. It focused on love,soul mate, sex. Would I want to look for my soul mate through mistakes, or just know by the light that a person carries?
I'm not sure magic, like Tradition of the Sun would be what I would want to find my soul mate. For what magic could tell me, I can find otherwise with someone that connects just as well.
I found it surprising that Brida at such a young age would go through witchcraft because she has that Gift. Also witchcraft as Tradition of the Moon was teaching her of God& being there for her. You never associate witchcraft with God in a good way.
Dark Night being another lesson of having faith in yourself and God. The one thing that I saw that Coelho used sex as a tool of example of being as one. And commend Lorens for sticking with Brida.
I could see that Brida acted mature for her age which I think that the story was brought together. You could believe her as knowing of witchcraft and seeking out the teacher, Magus. sticking with the lessons with Wicca for being a witch.
At the end, I felt that I wished Brida good luck on sharpening her Gift. And she and Lorens find that peace together.
I give Brida because it was a cute story but slow in beginning and Brida being so young.
Barnes and Noble says
Customers who bought this also bought Paulo Coelho's, The Winner Stands Alone, Veronika Decides to Die, The Alchemist,& Eleven Minutes, The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Wuthering Heights- blowing strongly: describes a wind that blows strongly and makes a loud roaring sound, 2. having blustery winds: subject to persistent blustery or noisy winds
The definition to this title, to this story, pretty much fits. a not so typical romance novel. It has everything rough and cold attitudes, lies, a love that you might say is ghostly.
Who are we to say how people should live? As you read on how these characters acted you would swear they were doomed. To say a warped sense of love.
I read some reviews of this novel and I agree with some parts that were made. One could say that the housekeeper Ellen Dean was the one who was a victim and was abused. It shows when she tells the story to Mr. Lockwood of all who were at Wuthering Heights and ThrushCross Grange. But when I read farther I thought maybe she isn't the controller but she was the cause of the chaos. She also was supervisor of the children.
Wuthering Heights was a bit hard to follow especially the cast. You had The Earnshaws and The Lintons. With them were their children. The one person who had connection with all was a man who grew up with the Earnshaws, was Heathcliff. After the elders passed away and as Heathcliff got older, the love of Catherine and he were strong. But Catherine of her devilish ways messed with him and as time went by he caused pain, with Nelly the housekeeper, his wife Isabella, plus his true love Catherine. He treated his own son Linton like a Cinderella. Linton lives in complete dependence and lives in his house as a servant deprived.Cathrine's daughter Cathy was like her mother too. Hareton, He is one of the few that Heathcliff likes or respects born a Earnshaw though. He was the only one that took Heathcliff's death to heart.
At the end Heathcliff got what he wanted Catherine. Their souls still walk the grounds, according to the Country folks. The two of them got what they wanted. As Heathcliff said to Catherine "I killed you?, haunt me than. The murdered do haunt their murders ghost".
A few things that I noticed and questioned.There were some innuendos made that Heathcliff was dark, that he might of been black. I believe Isabella said something of that he was black. But he is portrayed as white in movies.
Mr. Lockwood who was a tenant at Thrushcross Grange was telling story in Nelly's words but shorter. Was this his way of saying that he is writing a book about ThrushCross and The Heights?
So much is going on in this book that does have you looking for what is going to happen next. What Emily Bronte (Ellis Bell) did in one novel that she ever wrote her sisters were trying to do in the many novels that they wrote.
I give Wuthering Heights I liked this book. I'm glad I got a chance to read another classic. Not too many books that give you love,hate,torture,death, and ghosts all in one. This story I was reading on my nook (nookbook) I wish that others get to enjoy this classic as much as I did. I gave 4 stars just because for me it was a bit hard to follow.
Barnes and Noble says Customers also Bought Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice,Great Expectations, and Little Women