Wuthering Heights: Wild and Wanton Edition Review

One of the latest trend in fiction writing is taking a classic novel and adding elements that the original author never included.

As far as we know, Emily Bronte never knew the pleasures of the bedroom. The sexuality of Wuthering Heights and it’s leading couple, Heathcliff and Catherine is left to the imagination of the reader. Annabella Bloom has brought these elements to the surface with her retooling of Wuthering Heights into Wuthering Heights: The Wild and Wanton Edition.

The text of the novel remains unaltered, except for the additions the very descriptive sex scenes.

I do enjoy this book. Writing this kind of book is like walking a very fine line. The writer must remain true to the voices of the writer and the characters, but the additions must also fit in with the story. Adding a sex scene is easy. Adding a sex scene that fits the narrative and is true to the characters is the challenge.  Ms. Bloom does an excellent job of keeping Wuthering Heights, as we all know and love it, intact while adding sex scenes that fit in perfectly with the original narrative.

I recommend this book.



Munich Massacre-Never Again

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the massacre of members of the Israeli Olympic team.

Thirty years after the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators, 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were captured and murdered.

After 1945, Never Again became catchphrase against those who would murder their neighbors simply because they are of the Jewish faith.

We must continue to say Never Again, until it becomes reality.

Ballroom Scene

For this post, I am going to temporarily abandon the mature, college educated, career professional that I am and descend into complete fangurl-dom.

The latest teaser trailer for the 4th season of Once Upon Time includes an extremely brief clip of Belle and Rumpelstiltskin dancing in a ballroom. She is wearing the iconic gold ball gown and he is in the blue suit.

I can’t find the trailer on you tube, but instead I give you Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin’s interview at Comic-Con.

I completely agree that Rumple is an addict. As much as he loves Belle and is willing to commit to her, he has a mistress who has been in life long before he met Belle. She is a very demanding mistress who will stop at nothing to keep her man.

Frances O’Connor (known to some as Fanny Price, Lucy Burns or Rose Selfridge) is joining the OUAT cast as Belle’s mother, Colette.

Definitely looking forward to Fanny Price becoming Belle’s mother.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program and the mature, college educated, career professional that I am (for the most part).


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