Mr Darcy's Diary is no Jane Austen
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"Mr. Darcy's Diary"
by: Amanda Grange.
2007; 320 pages,
Remember my review of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? How I talked about how someone just added a few lines of text in an already adored story, and sold it as his own?
Well, something similar is going on with Mr. Darcy's Diary. There is a lot more of the author's own thoughts and ideas and, well, words in this one.
But it still makes me wonder just how good a writer is Amanda Grange. What else can she write?
Can she write? Or can she just share with others her own thoughts and hopes for what one of her favorite literary characters is thinking?
I am not meaning to be harsh. I did like the book. I thought that it was well put together, and that Darcy's thoughts and sentiments were in line enough with the plot and flow of Pride and Prejudice.
So, in other words, I liked Mr. Darcy's Diary not for what it is, but because it follows along one of my favorite books, and offers another perspective to a much beloved character.
Mr. Darcy's Diary follows the same plot from start to finish as Pride and Prejudice, but this one is all from Fitzwilliam Darcy's perspective.
It reminds me a bit of that much promised, but now dismissed, Midnight Sun.