Very funny book! I like Jane Austen very much, so I'm one of the women who wish to be dating Mr. Darcy, above all after the BBC adaptation and the lake scene...
Even if the book is quite predictable from the beginning, I really enjoyed it.
I hope to take the "Jane Austen" tour myself, someday...
The reason I bought this book is that I was attracted by the title. I like Pride and Prejudice a lot. Mr. Darcy has been one of the character which impressed me much. It would be interesting to see how a modern woman met Mr. Darcy and the love story between them.
The story starts with a funny beginning which raised my expectation about this book. However, as the story goes along, I found it more predictable and did not have much surprises for me. The ending is a bit too common that I expected a more "unexpected" one. Quite disappointed indeed....Continua
I read so many enthusiastic review of this book so I put it in my wish list. I thought I was lucky when I found it in an Oxfam shop in Portobello,but now I wish I read more carefully the reviews and the plot before buying it.
The idea of the book is nice but there was no need of the "magic", mister Darcy could be only a dream and really miss Steane as Jane Austen?
I felt so stupid reading it that I didn't even like the protagonist Emily.
There were so many cliché in this book that was like reading a bad resume of P&P!
For all those who just LOVE Mr Darcy, and those who Loved LOST IN AUSTEN this is the perfect book. Quick to read, some very funny scenes (how useful the comment "seriously" can be!!) and though you may predict the ending already halfway through the reading.. it's worth to still follow the unbelievable experiences of Emily Albright up to the very last pages, that are way too true.
Or better, and here's the spoiler: I tell myself that Spike, in the last pages of this book is right.. the one and only Fitwilliam is just a fantasy.. but I guess that I'd still have serious problems in dumping him. The fact is... I'd dump the Mr Darcy portrayed in this book, cause the way the author sees him makes him look worse than ever expected.. and I believe that was necessary: otherwise, there's no way someone would choose any other man over him....Continua
"I’ve learned people don’t always say what they feel and because of that, others make a lot of assumptions, without knowing the real truth. Sometimes people even do such a good job of covering up their feelings and acting as if they are just fine that they almost convince themselves."
Like a Cinderella-meets-Jane Austen type of story...pretty predictable plot. Entertaining though. Maybe Mr. Darcy isn't all he's cracked up to be....Continua