Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Persuasion Book Review

So, finally I finished reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. Thats four Austen books this summer! I'm quite proud of myself! So, heres what I thought:

My score: 3.5/5

I've got a soft spot for period pieces, making me think of frilly dresses and "taking a turn about the garden" is very romantic. Normally I quite enjoy Jane Austen because of her strong heroine, who, despite society telling her she is too old at 21 or too plain or too smart, manages to snag the perfect man.
Anne is a lot older than 21. Also, Anne is surrounded by idiots and fools who I really hated (namely her sisters and father). Everytime she went into a new situation I just felt so sorry for the poor girl having to put up with her stupid sisters, or stupid Lousia or stupid Mr Elliot. Even Lady Russel, the woman who she likes the best, has actually ruined her life by making her break off with her one true love. Luckily, it all ends happily, but I really can't help but feel awfully sorry for all that time and youth wasted on waiting! >_> *sigh* I guess an empathy overload just really lessens the enjoyment value of the book. So yes, 3.5.

In other news, I have just started reading Dracula by Bram Stoker. I am very excited to read this, and am hoping to get in in over the easter holiday week. I actually have to read another book before April 6th, wish me luck! Haha, book club is really getting in the way of the Penguin Challenge!

Love Emma xxx

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