An Assembly Such as This
15 out of 5 stars
Wow. I loved this. I am an avid Austen fan and was prepared to hate it. I've hated other faux-Austens. The closest I've come to approving of another Austen-based work is Bride and Prejudice, a bollywood creation. It was equally wonderful, but I don't think it counts. This book takes the story of Pride and Prejudice and tells it through the eyes of Darcy. The language is well chosen and mimics the original story's style very well. The only oddly chosen addition to the story is the description of every alcoholic beverage Darcy drinks. Not that I think he needs to be a teetotaler or anything, but it is over-done. I'm pretty sure another drink is described on roughly every fifth page of the entire book. It's a minor distraction and doesn't keep the book from being wonderful. It is part of a three-volume series, so I get to enjoy at least two more books.
I'm catching up on reviews. Two other books that I really enjoyed are reviewed here.