Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Me and Mr Darcy - Alexandra Potter

This book I would never have picked. Let's face it. I hate classics that you can't understand what on earth is going on. But Pride & Prejudice, I love the costumes and of course, Mr Darcy (especially Colin Firth in a lake scene, thank you Miss Austen!). So I was in Tenerife on holiday with my family and *shock* I start to run out of books to read, which for me is the most annoying thing in the world. So after searching the bookstore high and low, I found this, brought it, and finished it this morning.

First Sentence: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl in possession of her right mind must be in want of a decent man.

Me And Mr Darcy is about twenty-something New Yorker, Emily Albright who as you can guess, LOVES Jane Austen. Instead of going on a trip to Mexico for alcohol and boys with her best friend Stella, she books a trip to England on a Jane Austen tour with fellow Jane Austen fans. On the trip among many old pensioners is Spike Hargreaves, a messy, annoying reporter, only there to write an article on Mr Darcy, who Emily immediatly hates. But one day, she walks into a room and suddenly Mr Darcy isn't only a fictional character, but a real person.

To be honest, it was okay. The middle got a bit boring but it's more of an adult book reader than someone like me. For those who have actually read Pride and Prejudice, you find out eventually it's at the part when Mr Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennet and then, he doesn't see her for months, where 'anything could have happened' I would read it again and it was good twist to the classic novel and as you can guess, Spike and Emily are like real life Darcy and Elizabeth.
I must admit that if Mr Darcy walked into the room now, I would probably either faint or scream...or go speechless. It made me think 'Hm. Maybe Mr Darcy isn't too amazing as every girl thinks he is.' Though, well done Jane Austen. I don't think anyone could forget the various Darcy's on TV and film (COLIN FIRTH!!) coming out of that lake in only a shirt. Hmmmm.....

Author's Website: www.alexandrapotter.com/

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