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July 30, 2004

what not to read

So I was at the airport last Thursday night, on the way home for the family reunion, and picked up what looked to be a very promising book: Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. The premise seemed pretty darn intriguing - a follow-up to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

I've always loved Jane Austen's books, and P&P is just the pinnacle of her work. The BBC version of the novel is just about the best thing ever made. Just about any chick out there who's seen it will sigh aloud with the thought of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy.

Well, the sequel is simply awful. In addition to being based, rather obviously, on the miniseries as opposed to the book, it is bawdy, melodramatic, and ridiculous. Of course, I read it through to the end. According to the author, Darcy is very well-endowed. [Sigh.] But seriously, don't waste your money on the book. Try The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan instead.

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