DARCY'S STORY is the Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE retold from the point of view of its hero, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Its style is much the same as the original, however, I found author Janet Aylmer's voice less able to wrap itself around the intracacies of 18th century verbosity than the story's original author. This was not unexpected, given our language's present tendency to speak in sound bites. Overall I found the novel a refreshing take on a story I have loved for some time.
I can't seem to stay away from these books that are based on and continuing the story of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! I really like this one, however, as it is faithful to the story and the characters. It is merely a retelling of the original story except through the eyes of Mr. Darcy. It uses many, many conversations and word-for-word descriptions from the original (I'm not sure I cared for that much, but I understand the author's attempts to maintain the integrity of the story) and adds in Darcy's thoughts and feelings which are pretty much a mystery to the reader in P & P. There are added sections which of course detail where Darcy was, who he was with, and what he was thinking in the the long absences from the company of Elizabeth Bennett. In general, it isn't a creative book much, but it is enjoyable and a very quick read!
Terrible retelling of Pride and Prejudice - the worst of the dozens that have been written. The author basically paraphrases the original novel, without adding much of anything new or enlightening in regard to Darcy's perspective.
Not sure I liked this. Writing a bit stilted. Too much of Austen's dialogue repeated to make this book truly original. I was really hoping Aylmer would delve much more into Darcy's thought process and give some new insights. A couple of new scenes; that did redeem it for me somewhat. I'd like to read more take offs on P&P to see how those books fare.
I enjoyed reliving P&P from Darcy's perspective, yet it was basically just a paraphrased version. It was like reading the book twice, which is not so bad since the original is so outstanding. I would not recommend it, although, to someone who has just finished the original version, i.e. me. :)