Tuesday, May 19, 2009

An Assembly Such as This

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.

2 comments:

  1. i just wanna plug Wings by Aprilynne Pike and Faery Rebel: Spellhunter by RJ Anderson and Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon... will you review them? :D

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  2. Oh, how exciting! Like so many people, I can't get enough of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy.

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