Look what I found while browsing through the ‘book sale’ at the hospital for 25c yesterday.
For those uninitiated, its the story of the last of the Bennet sisters from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’,which is one of my absolute favourite books. Of course I had to buy it.
Girls, I shouldn’t have. I really shouldn’t have.
This badly written book is turning the world I imagined for Darcy and Elizabeth, right on its head.
Pg 11. “It is a vile thing, he(Mr Darcy) thought, to marry beneath one’s station no matter how great the love and how tormenting the need to consummate that love. And it has not been worth the pain. My beautiful, queenly Elizabeth is as pinched as a spinster as her sister Mary. I have one sickly womanish boy and four wretched girls. One in the eye for me, Mrs Bennet. May the devil take you and your glorious daughters, the price has been too high.”
I’m on page 124 and already this hateful woman, Colleen, has taken out the love between Mr and Mrs Darcy after years of marriage and replaced it with disgust on Mark’s part and acute disappointment on the part of Elizabeth. Then she went back and wrote up their wedding night to be an absolutely degrading and unloving!
Make it stop!
But somehow she, the author, has the audacity to write how after taking some meds Mary’s spotty face cleared up and her teeth was fixed to the point that she turned, from plain Mary, to almost looking like Elizabeth!! Now spinster Mary, at the age of 38, has all kinds of suitors. The ‘love’ interest, a friend of Darcy’s, in fact likes Mary because he has had a secret crush on Elizabeth for 10 years!
Why am I still reading? Why why why?
Someone take this book away before I finish it.