4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Leave the sequels to your imagination...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Desire and Duty (Hardcover)
I finally gave in to curiosity & the ease of ordering via the Internet & decided to give one of the P&P sequels a try. I should have known better & relied on my imagination to go to work on what might have happened to Elizabeth, Darcy & the other characters. This book is heavy-handed, lacks any of the humour or wit of P&P, and at times is downright irritating. Some of the dialogue actually made me wince, and I did not recognise any aspect of Jane Austen's original characterisations in this book. I have read Austen's original more times than I care to remember without ever tiring of it - this book is a lazy, unintelligent and patronizing attempt at imitating her work. However, I am grateful for one thing - I now know better than to waste my time & money on any other 'sequel' to Austen's originals by ANY author. p.s. the one star awarded is for the authors spelling their names correctly (miaow...).