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The Jane Austen Book Club
The Jane Austen Book Club
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Fowler's fifth novel (after PEN/Faulkner award finalist Sister Noon) features her trademark sly wit, quirky characters and digressive storytelling, but with a difference: this one is book club ready, complete with mock-serious "questions for discussion" posed by the characters themselves. The plot here is deceptively slim: five women and one eni...  more
ISBN-13: 9780965508544
ISBN-10: 0965508544
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Putnam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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I really thought I would enjoy this book and the connections that would ensue between six people who all shared a common interest. Instead it was book reviews of each of Jane Austen's novels seperated by biographies of the character's past lives. I found it really hard to connect to alot of the characters, in fact only a month after reading it I can't tell you any of their names! It wasn't a terrible book, just disappointing, it just moved slower than I expected and wasn't what I expected it to be.

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Jane Austen's name and a few quotes from her novels were not enough to save this plodding, uninteresting book. The characters were unbelievable, the plot glacial. After re-reading one paragraph several times, trying to figure out what the author was trying to say, I gave up.

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