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FilmCritic3000
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:12 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm debating on buying this from Amazon and I just wanted some feedback.

Any thoughts out there on this one?
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Tsotha-lanti
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:21 pm  Reply with quote



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The basic concept sounds like the kind of joke that'll get old really, really quick. Of course, this means that I have absolutely no motivation to read it.
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FilmCritic3000
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:47 pm  Reply with quote



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Tsotha-lanti wrote:
The basic concept sounds like the kind of joke that'll get old really, really quick. Of course, this means that I have absolutely no motivation to read it.


The reviews I've read were overwhelmingly on the positive side. So I'll give it a whirl and let you know what I think.
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Gus Bjork
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:03 pm  Reply with quote



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FilmCritic3000 wrote:
Tsotha-lanti wrote:
The basic concept sounds like the kind of joke that'll get old really, really quick. Of course, this means that I have absolutely no motivation to read it.


The reviews I've read were overwhelmingly on the positive side. So I'll give it a whirl and let you know what I think.


Yeah, I'm really surprised that the reviews have been positive. I figured it would be a one joke gone on too long thing too but I guess it really works.
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thedarkestshadow
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:48 am  Reply with quote



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I'm almost done with it now. It's not bad. Some of the dialogue is somewhat ridiculous and annoying but I think its how the original novel is. It can get confusing at times because except for a few characters they almost never call anyone by their first names. It's always Mr. Darcy, Miss Darcy. Mrs Bennet, Miss Bennet, etc etc.
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ImTheMoon
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:46 pm  Reply with quote



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the author describes it as 85% original pride and Prejudice and 15% new material. He did a talk at google you can find on youtube it give you a pretty good idea of what the book is like.
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SamCostello
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:18 pm  Reply with quote



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I think it's a great idea, but really poor execution. Maybe it's just because I don't like Jane Austen that much. But I've been bogged down about halfway through for months. It's just not that compelling.

I would recommend saving your money - maybe check it out of the library.

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ImTheMoon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:27 pm  Reply with quote



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I just got it given to me by a friend, once I finish the book I'm currently reading I'll start on it and let you know.
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dorianne gray
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:51 pm  Reply with quote



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im reading the book at the minute and it is funny,not much gore in it though,but its been an okay read up to yet,also on the p/p theme theres a book out called mr darcy,vampyre Very Happy
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ImTheMoon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:56 pm  Reply with quote



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I liked it quite a bit. It was a really fast read, but then so was the original. Some of the changes to the comeuppance some characters receive was a fun addition to the story.
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Spaceshark
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:51 pm  Reply with quote



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Is it better than Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters?

I never managed to get past the chapter where Elizabeth kicks a zombie dead.
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