An Assembly Such as This

Gah. I wanted to like this book, I really did, but … wow.
If they’re going to publish fanfiction, can’t they at least publish the fic I like?
This book is basically Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice from Darcy’s point of view. Sounds good, I love Darcy. And I heard this was a good book! It was on my list of books to buy at Borders with my free certificates (courtesy of my awesome Borders Credit Card).
Sadly, it is not that awesome. It reads like a twentieth-century gal trying to write like Austen. It’s occasionally good, but overwhelmingly mediocre. I found myself rolling my eyes at it. For fanfiction, it’s pretty good, but for a published book that cost me $14, it’s pretty blech. I gave up when I found it difficult mustering the interest to turn the pages. Life’s too short to read boring books. *sigh*
Next up: Patience and Fortitude! I looooove Basbanes, and can’t wait to read this one. I’ve sort of been saving it, the way one might hold off on eating a truly awesome chocolate bar so as to enjoy the anticipation and make the ultimate consumption all the more pleasant. But after An Assembly Such as This I need something that will restore my love of books.

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