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4.0 out of 5 stars Very absorbing murder mystery., 6 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Death Comes to Pemberley (Paperback)
Having now read this product, I am rather bemused as to the number of poor reviews. P.D. James is an excellent writer and her English is second to none. She creates an exquisite plot that flows beautifully throughout. True, the characters are perhaps not what they were in Pride and Prejudice, but I think it is important to remember whilst reading that 1) This is not meant to be an extension of Pride and Prejudice (it is from the mind of a different writer!) 2) the "purpose" of the story is totally different, and 3) the story takes place quite a few years after Pride and Prejudice, so naturally, the characters would have changed and adapted a bit, like everyone does! I thoroughly enjoyed it as a book, the world of P&P is re-created excellently with a few genius James-style tweaks, the story of Captain Denny's murder and the subsequent trial is truly gripping and surprising, and the only thing that prevents me from giving it five stars is that I read with all the negative comments in mind, so wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is. Having been pleasantly surprised, my advice would be to buy it, ignore what the negative reviews say, and just read it, as it is something I would definitely read again and enjoy.
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