Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seven of the worst wingmen in literature

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Becky Ferreira tagged seven of the worst wingmen in literature, including:
Heathcliff of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights

Can you imagine how awful a night out with Heathcliff would be? His tortured soul would completely bum out anyone within 10-mile radius, and he’s a rude jerkbrain to boot. On top of all that, he’s broodingly handsome, so any potential dates that dare to approach your table would be locked into the kind of ungodly obsession this nutcase so casually inspires. Leave him to Cathy; those maniacs deserve each other.
Read about the other wingmen on the list.

Wuthering Heights appears on Na'ima B. Robert's top ten list of Romeo and Juliet stories, Jimmy So's list of fifteen notable film adaptations of literary classics, John Mullan's lists of ten of the best thunderstorms in literature, ten of the worst nightmares in literature and ten of the best foundlings in literature, Valerie Martin's list of novels about doomed marriages, Susan Cheever's list of the five best books about obsession, and Melissa Katsoulis' top 25 list of book to film adaptations. It is one of John Inverdale's six best books and Sheila Hancock's six best books.

The Page 99 Test: Wuthering Heights.

--Marshal Zeringue