Books that people read romantically but shouldn’t because they’re missing the point:
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
That’s your opinion.
there’s nothing romantic about a pedophile rapist, the senseless murder-suicide of teenagers because families can’t get their shit together or the hypocrisy of the roaring 20s
FINALLY SOMEONE SAYS IT
My only comment is that I think Romeo and Juliet is a borderline example. Of the three couples being discussed here, they are the only ones I could say were in love. You can write off their love a hormones, but it clearly felt genuine to them. In admittedly disastrous and unhealthy ways, but a lot of romances are ultimately unhealthy. But they still constitute a relationship.
Lolita is abuse and Gatsby is one sided obsession. Romeo and Juliet was a two way bad decision street, with gorgeous romantic language. I can see why people read it that way.
- jk rowling: i love all my characters equally
- jk rowling: (later that day) ...i don't really care for ron
Let's not forget "Stripes" here
- John Winger: C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin.
- Russell Ziskey: Well I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it!