The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice
Let's be clear about this book: this is NOT a modern adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. The author "stole" the plot of Jane Austen's masterpiece adapting it to a 21st century setting in order to produce one of the most lousy and predictable soap
Let's be clear about this book: this is NOT a modern adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. The author "stole" the plot of Jane Austen's masterpiece adapting it to a 21st century setting in order to produce one of the most lousy and predictable soap opera I've ever set my eyes on.
The characters are just stereotypes without the barest hint of personality, the love story is so stupid and boring that after the first chapters I started to skip several passages at time.
Cassie (aka Elizabeth) is a marine biologist and that makes automatically a smart and witty person, which actually is not, as all her thoughts and actions clearly show (btw even if you are a marine biologist you cannot be 100% sure of when you are fertile and when you are not. And condoms are not used just to avoid pregnancy but also against STD, as every person above 11 yers old knows). Calder (aka Darcy) is quiet and reserved, which should make him both proud and profound. Of course, he is not. While the attraction between Darcy and Elizabeth is slow to build, Cassie and Calder immediately fall for each other even if Cassie fails to see the blatant signs of Calder interest just for the sake of the "tormented love story stereotype". To add boredom to boredom the author prologs our sufferings by substituting the famous letter Darcy wrote to Elizabeth explaining his past behavior with an infamous book in which Calder explains himself to Cassie by retelling the whole story from his point of view. So the same boring story is told twice! And guess what? The book Calder writes is no else that a modern adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Again! This is the most mortifying part of the book because Calder is supposed to be a great novelist, with a unique and beautiful style but, of course, his fictional book is written by Reynolds therefore it is just like the rest of this crap Reynolds wrote: stupid and boring.
You enjoy cheap romances? that's fine with me, I also enjoy a lot of books which certainly qualify as trash, just please stop describing this book as something that it is not.Jane Austen didn't write chick-lit and her books were not simple love stories, even if unfortunately most readers seem to think that. Her book were full of wit and deep character and social insight, comparing every story in which a rich guy falls for a poor girl to Pride and Prejudice is more an insult than a compliment and certainly does a poor service to "Auntie Jane"