TMR 11.5: “Wuthering Heights Is Weird” [THE DREAMED PART}
Chad reaches a new quarantine low at the beginning of this week’s episode (highly recommend checking out the video version), but after a lot of banter and deep dives into international speculative fiction, The Invention of Morel, Lost, and more, Chad and special guest Rachel Cordasco break down the first part of the “Brontê/Wuthering Heights” section of The Dreamed Part. They get you up to speed with Penelope (The Writer’s sister) who is spending her days at Our Lady of Our Lady of Our Lady . . . fixated on Emily Brontë’s singular masterpiece.
This week’s music isn’t from The Dreamed Part. It’s a new song from Woods called “Where Do You Go When You Dream?” (Lyrics on the outro are perfect.)
If you’d prefer to watch the conversation (and if you’re going to watch only one episode, I’d recommend this one), you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. You can watch the April 15th episode (covering pages 202-254) here. And you can discuss this book at the reactivated Goodreads Two Month Review Discussion Group.
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