The unthinkable has been done in this novel--a book has been written which mirrors Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and matches the original in quality. The author had the disadvantage going into the novel of everyone knowing the entire plot; the only thing she has to work with is a different viewpoint on events that have already been told. That she does this, manages to explain Darcy's actions in every particular, and makes the story a tribute to the original is a compliment to the author.
A very quick read that I think for the most part captures what Jane Austen would have had in mind for Darcy. A couple few scenes were a bit gratuitous perhaps but all in all a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
I'll start this review with my own confession, I haven't read Pride and Prejudice. I did watch the BBC mini-series, if that counts. (I'm guessing not.) In any case, I found this to be a really "delightful" book. It is fairly short at 263 pages and reads quickly and easily. The author did not turn the story into a bodice ripper, but allowed it to be a sweet romance. It makes me think I should find myself a copy of the original.
i thought this was a great book. i have been reading several spin off books and this was pretty good. i liked the idea of trying to figure out what is in his head and how he tried to fix his manner. I think the author did an excellent job.
an assembly such of this was in my opinion not very good and was also a book from his point. this one is much better
on to the next spin off
Probably my favorite of all the "Darcy's view" books I have read; this one was wonderful and truly gives you the impression of his anguish and love at the same time. Excellent!
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com
Fitzwilliam Darcy's shyness prevents him from easily conversing with acquaintances. Talking with strangers never became an issue until he met a young lady at a country assembly.
Elizabeth Bennet was not the average society woman. She wasn't impressed by his wealth and didn't admire him.
The more they were thrown into the same company, the more he began to notice her and desire her good opinion.
Mary Street takes the romantic tale of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and creates a novel from Fitzwilliam Darcy's perspective, giving great insight into the mind of one the most delightful characters in literature.
If you're a Jane Austen fan, be sure to pick up this book.
A small glimpse into the mind of Mr Darcy. I felt the author could have elaborated a bit more on what Mr. Darcy was doing between times in Elizabeth's presence.
Some of the writing could have been more to the point and with a little less confusing punctuation.
Overall a good jaunt back to the lives of the Darcy's and the Bennet's.
Certainly not even close to the worst sequel or companion book I have read.
I enjoyed it.