Friday, January 25

I Feel Dirty

I have just finished, dare I say it...

Jane Austen Chick-Lit.

Yeah, it was pretty horrible. My only consolation about buying this book was that it was only $1.40 from my local thrift Store. Maybe I can put it to further use by using it as tinder to start my next BBQ.

I bought it thinking "Meh, maybe it'll be ok." however it was very unoriginal, the plot of the main character basically following that of Elizabeth Bennet in P&P. With the "real" Mr. Darcy appearing mysteriously along the way to throw her into a tizzy, and then reduced to the basic outline of his character. Proud, yes, snobby, well DUH! brooding, naturally, sexist, sure, but expected of a man of that time. Blah, blah, blah. You could see the plot coming a mile away, the main character (the Mary Sue, if you will)was pretty clueless and unlikeable, subplots mirrored P&P, and the outcome was very glaringly obvious. Uh, Una J. Steane=Jane Austen, DUH!

I still can't believe that I read the whole thing. I should have just re-read P&P.

3 comments:

gifted typist said...

wasn't Bridget Jones' diary supposed to be P&P?
And clueless? Oops, no that was emma...

But yes the original is funnier and more witty than the dumbed down chick lit.

MdG said...

Yes, Bridget Jones's Diary was P&P-ish. I remember when it came out, my boss at the time told me it was "the best book ever!!!", so I read it, and was all..."MEH!" I did actually like the book better. Can't say much for the second one though.

Jane Austen Jr. said...

Ugh! Sounds awful. Originals, always!