8 journalers for this copy...
1. Please try to keep the book no longer than 4 weeks, if you need more time PM me and let me know.
2. Please journal the book when you get it and again when you post it, this will help me keep track of it.
3. Have Fun
Wandering-B Hong Kong Box is here
rosie whippet UK
Well, I liked the book. After a Jane Austen class at University, I started to become a bit more critical. Emma Tennant seemed to make an extensive research for the book because the character are well drawn and the new character fit very well into the the story.
The only thing I cannot understand is how could the distance between Dracy and Eliza could happen? I understand the development in the text but according to the original characterization by Jane Austen Eliza would have talked to Darcy much earlier. But it is ok the way Emma Tennant described it.
I enjoyed it very much to read the book. It is an interesting book if you want to know how the story is going on. I would recomment it to P&P lovers.
Since a week the book is on its way to LeishaCamden. Enjoy it!
I had heard wildly differing opinions on this book - some say it's brilliant and some say it's an utter piece of crap. :-) Personally I guess I ended up somewhere between these two extremes ... although perhaps a little closer to the former. I quite enjoyed the book although IMO it's far from a masterpiece ... it started out on a high note but didn't really manage to stay the course. Too many unlikely events and especially, like our esteemed spiral organizer I did not quite believe in the twist at the ending. Perhaps it would have been better if Tennant had dealt with the matter more in depth ... as it was I felt she just skimmed over this very important development, as if everyone involved just shrugged their shoulders and moved on. The author seemed to be in a real hurry to finish the book ...
Like Charly83 I also felt that the misunderstandings between Darcy & Elizabeth seemed unlikely. Lizzy must have been changed a great deal by her marriage for her to accept the various things that happen so easily. But obviously it is necessary for Tennant's plot that she do so. I also felt that while some of the characters were well depicted - Mrs Bennet for instance - others were much less convincing, such as Charlotte Lucas who seemed rather too different from Austen's creation for me to quite believe in her. One thing that really annoyed me was Tennant's tendency to 'over-describe' in the dialogue ... ie she has the characters say things that they would never really say as the person they are talking to would already be well aware of that information. Does that make sense? A good example is in a conversation between Elizabeth and Georgiana where Lizzy says that such and such was done by 'your father, the late Mr Darcy'. Why on earth would she say it that way?? It sounds completely ridiculous. More authors should realize that if they have to spoon-feed their readers with information in this way, those readers don't really care enough to be worth bothering with.
But the book definitely has its good points too, it's relatively well written and there are a number of entertaining and amusing situations (and some moving scenes too), at least for an Austen fan. But I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone who wasn't already a P&P fan ... ;-)
I'll PM Wandering-B to confirm her address & get the book moving again soon. Thanks for sharing, ktwalker! :-)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
The book's on its way to Hong Kong - wish it was me ... !! :-)
Thanks for sharing! Will move it along promptly.
Elizabeth in this book doesn't ring right to me. She seems flighty and more like a traditional romance novel heroine rather than the strong, humorous woman I remembered. It might just be me though.
I appreciate the opportunity to read this and look forward to devouring whatever's next.
Ready to send out once I get the okay from Elizardbreath.
ETA 7/28: I have skipped becbec202 as she still has not passed on the book that was 3 back from this one and last time I had a sequel I was told it was fine to skip her. Morpha has also asked to be skipped as she is not able to send books outside the US any longer. I have just PM'd rosiewhippet.
Have heard back from rosiewhippet and will be sending this her way next Friday.
Thank you. x
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
On it's way to Cassiopaeia. Enjoy!!
Cross-patch already has a copy so I will do my best to get this back to ktwalker. I have had difficulty contacting her in the past, hopefully I will have better luck this time.