Friday, January 4, 2013

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

"far too girly and floofy for my taste"


"I don't really even think this story has a good storyline. All that happens is the girl is an orphan then she goes to marry some guy and finds out he's married. So then his wife dies and they get married. It's not really that interesting."


"so STUPID, that I consider it an unforgivable sin on the part of the writer. It was so dumb it actually made me laugh aloud."


"Given to me at modern times, I'd dispised Jane Eyre. For a classical reader, this might be a book for you, but for one who is brought up differently, it would not be as interesting ... I ended up asking my friends what happened in it just so i could pass my English tests. Lol."


"I know what everybody thinks. 'It's a Classic! It was written way before it's time! You must love it because it deserves to be loved!' But the thing is it was written a long time ago and not many contemporary readers/students who have to read it for english class will have a hard time connecting to the esoteric idea that women are insignificant and should be perfect little wives and shouldn't live on their own and blah blah blah."


"Every time I picked it up where I left off to read again, it killed me inside. By the middle of the book I wanted to gouge my own eyes out so I didn't have to read anymore of the book. I would not recommend this to ANYONE. :/ (unhappy face)"


"oh GOD, how I hated this. I point blank refused to read the last 30 odd pages. Refused. And yes, it was for school. My teacher let me off the hook on the condition I'd write an essay on why I refused. Oh how I relished in writing that one, how I wish I could find that essay. It was so great! I was 15."


"It is a sad book because there were deaths in it and I don't like those type of books. This story took place an extremely long time ago and I would never recommend this book to anybody who likes good books because this is not one. There are many ironic twists in the story that the protagonist must face and I do not agree with the choices the author made."


"Girl, you've heard of that expression (paraphrased)-'if he cheats on his wife with you, who's not to say he won't cheat on you?' Applies doubly to attic imprisonment."


"Personally, I hated this book. It took a lot of effort to even finish- I am one to finish a book even if I don't like it. However, it did teach me a lot as a writer, or a writer that I do not want to be. I do not want to write predictable things, or things that are not real, even in fiction. I hope that when I write, the reader can see, touch, hear, taste & feel what the same things as me when writing. In Jane Eyre, I felt that this was a weak part of the book."


"If you like incredibly pointless books that serve more as lullibies than useful stories or if you're a completely uptight, butched feminist then Jane Eyre is right down your alley."


"Jane deserved some bitchslapping for being so mousy and uninteresting."


"Not only do I hate this book, but I call into question any friendship I end up having with someone who reveals they like it. In general, I'm against burning books. But in the case of Jane Eyre, I'll make an exception. Let great pillars of smoke arise from piles and piles of burning copies of Jane Eyre."


WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY!

2 comments:

  1. I love this blog. It's so great to see some of these comments.

    I'm curious as to your sources. Where do you get the quotes from? Are they mostly teenagers who have to read these books for school, or are there others in there? Authors? Anyone from Charlotte Bronte's era? Just curious.

    Keep it coming!

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  2. GLAD TO HEAR IT! THE QUOTES ARE FROM 1- AND 2-STAR REVIEWS ON AMAZON AND GOODREADS.COM, SO THEY HOPEFULLY REPRESENT A PRETTY BROAD RANGE OF PEOPLE. I TEND TO AVOID REVIEWS FROM THE PERIOD OR FROM OTHER FAMOUS AUTHORS, BECAUSE THOSE ARE WELL-CATALOGUED ELSEWHERE.

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