18 of 65 people found the following review helpful
Just a bunch of people going to each other's houses,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
This is the most overestimated work of fiction since the Koran. I studied it in school, I studied it at university, and no one, but no one, has ever been able to tell me what is so great about this tedious and unimaginative piffle. No one on Amazon Reviews can either. All the bad reviews get, as comments, name-calling from snobs! Do they point out where we're going wrong? Do they buggery! That is because they are only pretending to like it to appear clever.
The plot, such as it is:- Mr D'Arcy is a ponce. Elizabeth Bennett doesn't like him. Then, after a small eternity going to each other's houses, she likes - nay, loves- him all of a sudden because he is occasionally quite nice to a few people. That makes him slightly less of a ponce than he was at the start of the book, but that still leaves him being 97% a ponce rather than the 100% ponce he started out as. No one should go falling in love with a man who is 97% ponce, just because he used to be 100% a ponce and improved slightly. I could carve a better man out of a banana.
Garbage,and she can't write for toffee!
(PS This PS is me adding to my review several years later having come across oodles of Name Calling By Snobs about it elsewhere on the internet. HELLO SNOBS! Thank you for proving my point!)
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2010 14:13:09 BDT
Scott F. Hannigan says:
Either can you.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2010 20:11:39 BDT
Yes, I wish I had so much time & energy for writing suuuch a long negative review about a book I didn't get.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011 08:02:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2011 08:03:08 GMT
Karen B says:
| love this book but your comments did make me laugh!!
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 10:40:26 BDT
I love his comment, and particularly the carving.
Posted on 21 Aug 2011 22:12:12 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
wah ha ha... I didn't get this book either as I nearly died of boredem and wondered if it was just me who didn't get it considering the huge craze over it.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 14:53:15 GMT
mr carlton b morgan says:
I "got" it all right. Why anyone likes it though....that I do not get. Nice but dim girl marries ponce. Hardly "The Galactus Saga" is it?
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 17:38:53 GMT
Hope I enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed your review
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2012 17:59:31 GMT
mr carlton b morgan says:
I betcha don't! I am coming to the conclusion after reading "The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson that Mr D'arcy is one of the psychopaths of which he writes. Charismatic go-getter (check) nice to servants (because they are "possessions"- check) wants what he can't have (Liz B- check)...
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 17:40:06 BDT
Alec Willetts says:
Great review, almost makes me want to read it again - but then again I'd rather be peeled and dipped in salt than do that.
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 03:04:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Apr 2015 03:15:51 BDT
It comes across as if you hated your life enough at the time of your review that you felt a need to pour hatred over 'other people liking a book that you didn't like'. The Koran (that you factless-ly called 'fiction') or the Bible (if you feel closer to) could actually help you develop more perpective and love (well meant friendly advice really). Your review has some funny parts as well though.
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