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Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard (Previously printed as Prawn and Prejudice) Paperback – Illustrated, 27 May 2011
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"It's an amusing story in a different setting and everyone is very young and hip." - Book Girl of Mury Castell
"In this way it differs greatly from Austen's depth of character development and serious topics, but it's well understood that this is what Roberts was aiming for-a funny, fresh version of a much-exploited story." - Library of Clean Reads
""Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard" is a perfect beach read and just in time for the summer." - Psychotic State
."..it's still one of the funniest, cutest, P&P versions I've read. " - Love Romance Passion
."..Jane Austen fans will enjoy this contemporary rendition of timeless Pride and Prejudice." - The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews
"A fun retelling of Pride & Prejudice that is aimed for more of a young to middle teen audience although it does hold amusement for adult readers, especially Pride & Prejudice addicts." - Royal Reviews
"It's the perfect beach read or a bit of fluffy fun at the end of a stressful day." - Diary of an Eccentric
"funny take on a classic " - One Literature Nut
"A quick light read to pick you up when you need it." - Savvy Verse & Wit
"Overall though, a fun summer read." - Urban Girl Reader
About the Author
This is Belinda Roberts' first novel, although she has written twelve plays for children's theatre which have been performed by groups throughout the world. She has worked as a graphic designer and she lives in Cotswold's in England.
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This book is a poorly edited and utterly dreadful modern mishmash makeover on Pride & Prejudice.
It is put in modern surroundings with characters communicating in a style that strongly tries to relate to Austen time and then suddenly switching to modern phrases like "hottest tottie" and "muchos love" which is very irritating to say the least.
Some characters (even the young ones)are referred to as Mr-Mrs This / That while others are called Caz and Lulu or whatever, The whole book is full of ridiculous attempts at trying to modernise the P&P storyline and mould it into nautical events but they are somehow totally unnatural and out of place.
All the fuss about making young girls get married who are studying for A-levels seems artificial. The Bennett girls seem to have become "quintuplets", all of them studying for A-levels at the same time. Lydia is too young to become a pole dancer, but then she is old enough to be let by the parents to do charity work in some remote corner of the world.
Darcy and Bingley are men (?) of wealth, but not out of university yet and they are seriuosly contemplating marriage. Darcy sends his explanatory letter in text messages. (what?)
The characters are literally cardboard cutouts with no depth whatsoever. They are from P&P, everybody knows what they are like, so why bother? We learn that Mr Darcy has hair on his chest (yikes) and Lizzy looks good in bikinis and both Jane and Bingley have skyblue eyes. End of story.
This book is an insult even for a light summer read. What you are offered is a frothy cappuccino, what you get is no more than a fake drink made of the worst possible coffee powder.
However there is far too much of the original language for the book to feel complete. Instead it feels like it is hovering somewhere between the original novel and a modern re-telling. For example - it is set in the 21st century yet Mr Darcy still bows and marriage is still the main goal of the Bennett sisters. The soldiers are lifeguards and Pemberly is now Durham University. It just doesn't work. As such all the mystery and romance of the original is lost !
I would recommend that you give this re-telling a miss !!
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