What I’m currently reading

Lise —  October 18, 2017 — 10 Comments

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.


When The Sleeper Wakes by HG Wells


Graham, an 1890s radical pamphleteer who is eagerly awaiting the twentieth century and all the advances it will bring, is stricken with insomnia. Finally resorting to medication, he instantly falls into a deep sleep that lasts two hundred years. Upon waking in the twenty-second century to a strange and nightmarish place, he slowly discovers he is master of the world, revered by an adoring populace who consider him their leader. Terrified, he escapes from his chamber seeking solace—only to realize that not everyone adores him, some even wish to harm him.


The Messenger by Douglas Niles


Exiled in disgrace to the harsh land called the Icereach, Kerrick, a Silvanesti elf, encounters a group of barbarian villagers that is making a determined stand against the encroachment of the remnants of a powerful ogre empire that is out to seize control of the frozen world.


The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore by W.B Yeats


Best known for his poetry, William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was also a dedicated exponent of Irish folklore. Yeats took a particular interest in the tales’ mythic and magical roots. The Celtic Twilight ventures into the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits. “This handful of dreams,” as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893, and its title refers to the pre-dawn hours, when the Druids performed their rituals. It consists of stories recounted to the poet by his friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Yeats’ faithful transcription of their narratives includes his own visionary experiences, appended to the storytellers’ words as a form of commentary.


The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson


A young man studying medicine in Edinburgh is asked by his professor to be responsible for receiving the cadavers to be dissected by the school’s students. Though he knows many are stolen from graves, he keeps his silence. Then one night he recognizes one of the cadavers as the victim of murder. Instead of turning in the culprit, he allows himself to be drawn deeper into the gruesome intrigue. But justice has the last laugh when the evidence of the man’s crimes – evidence he thought long since dissected and disposed of – mysteriously resurfaces to his everlasting horror.


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10 responses to What I’m currently reading

    Coyote from Orion October 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Gothic literature. I like you. Am thinking of revisiting Krynn and have Chosen of the Gods on the table. The cat is still using it as a pillow.
    Is there any Pathfinder literature?
    Poe is still a good basis for gothic literature for me. Excellent stories.
    Happy Samhain



      At least the cat chooses good pillows! And I’m not sure about pathfinder, I haven’t seen any of them where I buy my dragonlance books at least 😊


        Coyote from Orion October 18, 2017 at 11:29 AM

        Cheers. I recently looked for my copies of the Chronicles and seems I traded them. I used to game with a guy who had known Tracy Hickman briefly and we got some good product.
        Greyhawk is where I started long ago



          I see, hopefully you could get them back sometime! That’s nice 🙂 Greyhawk was a bit before my time, I think! I was introduced to Dragonlance by my uncle before he passed when I was younger so that was my first ‘introduction’ to that and the world of D&D. Then years later I discovered the Dungeons and dragons: Neverwinter video game and was hooked on that too.


            Coyote from Orion October 19, 2017 at 12:08 AM

            Your uncle couldn’t have been that old. I am sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Going to see one of my gaming group later today. Been pretty sick the last couple of days though. Rested most of yesterday. Some big shifts happening in work… which relates to gaming. Looking forward to this afternoon’s meeting. This guy and I were involved in white wolf together back in the 90’s.
            My cat seems to be telling me I aren’t moving just yet


            Coyote from Orion October 19, 2017 at 12:09 AM

            Vaguely remember Neverwinter. I think a high school friend played it



    Have your read Jane Eyre? Or anything by Charlotte Brontë? I’m just. I always felt Wuthering Heights was a waste of time by comparison. You’re better off just listening to Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights on repeat for a bit and then calling it a day.

    Although the adaptation starring Tom Hardy isn’t half bad. But the book. No good memories.



      No not yet, they’re next on my list on the serial reader app. I get one chapter a day so it’s very easy to get through with that little at a time 😊 I’m on part 19 of 43 so getting through it at least.

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