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Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star

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"Darcy's as hot as he is talented..."

Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy's band into rock's newest bad boys. But they've lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet
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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published August 31st 2011)
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Jenna Howard
Nov 22, 2011 Jenna Howard rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was 420 pages too long and since it's 424 pages...that's saying quite a bit.

Between the poor editing, the constant character point of view head hopping and the purple prose, I seriously wanted to stick a drumstick in my eye. I'm not a fan of fanfiction, nor authors riding the coattails of the classics but I liked the cover on this (yeah...I'm that superficial) and it was a little intriguing: Darcy as a rock star? Leather pants? Okay. Sign me up.

I felt like the personality characteristi
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Lindsay
Confession time…I’ve never actually finished Pride and Prejudice. *Hanging head in shame*. I didn’t have to read it in school, and I put off reading it because it felt like a school book. I didn’t want the blah school books to rub off on it. So I waited. I’ve attempted to read it but, alas, a new semester started and the book didn’t get finished.

However, I’ve seen multiple versions of the movie and have loved (most of) them. My favorite being the 2005 version starring Keira Knightly and Matthew
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Z
Jun 03, 2012 Z rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, retelling
Pride and Prejudice with Darcy as a rock star, sounds like fun, right? Wrong.

Let me say I grew up in the era of fanfiction, and this reads very much like one, it probably was before it was published given the author takes the time to note who the characers are compared to their celebrity equivalents beforehand.

It was pretty much reading a bad fanfiction (my band of choice was Hanson back in the day and with the three guys and a female love interest for each it was very familiar) and the characte
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Anna

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As soon I started reading Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star I truly believed that I had in my hands the best fan fiction I have ever read and a really good contemporary romance title. I'm sad to say that by the time I had read the first 1/3 of the book, my opinion started to change rapidly, only to leave me by the end exhausted and feeling that I have read one of the worst contemporary titles ever. I mean this book literally sucked the life force out of me...

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Theresa
Jan 07, 2013 Theresa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: worst-ever
I DID IT. I completed FD,RS. The rite of passage is complete. I am now a man. Was it worth the sacrifice? I cannot honestly say. I only know I will never see this world the same again.
Joy (joyous reads)
If you're expecting a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, you'll be sorely disappointed. This is fan fiction; I can't even say it's a retelling because it's not. It's set in an alternate universe where Will Darcy is a rock god. I must admit, I was sold on this book right off the bat because of this premise. After all, the Darcy I know fits the perfect rock star: surly, snobby, and yeah sexy. Hundred pages into the book, I was laughing rather, sarcastically at the mostly cheesy dialogues, the char ...more
Susan
Nov 14, 2011 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I somewhat shamefacedly admit to liking a lot of the P&P sequels, variations, etc. but this was a wall-banger from the get-go. While the idea of Darcy as a rock god, and Elizabeth Bennett as an aspiring rock guitarist, has potential, the execution was amateurish and painful to read. And the sex scenes - oh my god, shoot me now! Even if I did want to read about modern day Elizabeth and Darcy doing it like rabbits (which I don't), I definitely would not want to subject myself to this type of l ...more
Sheila Majczan
Mar 28, 2016 Sheila Majczan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I have had it in my mind to read this modern day “take-off” of P&P for some time. I began reading it early on a Sunday afternoon and found myself finally reaching the conclusion near 1:30 AM Monday. It certainly is an enthralling tale. But, as others and the cover inform us, there are lots of graphic sex scenes as well as descriptions of addictive behaviors and a brief drug industry intrusion into our story.

I did like how the story began (and ended) with the “Inside the Music” inter
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Linda
If you enjoyed Jane Austin's pride and Predjudice , you will like this. Modern day version. Fitzeilliam Darcy is the lead guitarist and creator of the band Slurry. Darcy is very controlling and uptite. The other members of the band are his cousin the drummer Richard Fitzwilliam and the base player Charles Bingley. Charles replaced Darcy'sformer freind George Wickham. Slurry has not had the best of luck with touring thy keep having to end their tours early due to illness and loss on warm up bands ...more
Emily
Jun 07, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With another opening band hitting the road, troubled band Slurry is looking for another one to join the tour when they find the all girl band Long Borne Suffering. Fitzwilliam Darcy has always tried to protect the band from negative press, often plazing false allegations towards himself when he sees his best friend Charles Bingley falling hard for lead singer Jane Bennett, Darcy worries that the blossoming romance could ruin the tour, but that is not the only unease on Darcy's mind.

Darcy does no
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A.J. (Lacy Literacy)
I don't like comparing books to bad fanfiction, but this book actually is bad fanfiction.

Check List:
- the only thing that makes the characters similar to their counterparts is a shared name
- the alternate rock star universe this takes place in (or what goodreads calls a "retelling" because you can't use fanfiction terms for literature) ruins what made the source material great
- 432 pages of stretched out nothing
- flimsy excuse for a plot
- instant "passion" upon meeting between the couples th
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Doroty Ellis
Nov 16, 2011 Doroty Ellis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
The book was really good written and in some moments hilarious.The only thing i didn't like was the length of the book, and sometimes the unneeded explanation of things. And Darcy being the slobbering mass of goo at the end of the book. So my rating is probably 4.5 but leaning to 5.
Sara Keith
Jun 14, 2017 Sara Keith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: k-unlimited, jaff
This book was not what I expected (which leads me to wonder what I was expecting). I suppose I thought it would be cheesy and that the characters would not be true to P&P. However, I was wrong and am so glad to be so. I loved this portrayal of our classic love story. I enjoyed the subtle twists and changes of the plot. I was expecting more drug use or other bad behaviors but they were not as prominently displayed as I expected (but they do exist, one character does struggle with addiction). ...more
Kim
When you think of Rock ’N’ Roll, two things besides music come to mind: sex and drugs. Now think of Rock ‘N’ Roll and throw in the characters of our beloved Pride and Prejudice. Yes, you read that right, Pride and Prejudice plus sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Such is the premise for Fitzwilliam Darcy: Rock Star, the innovative, contemporary retelling of P&P by author Heather Lynn Rigaud.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is the guitar god of Slurry, a rock band that also includes singer Charles Bingley and d
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Iva
Nov 16, 2011 Iva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What to say about this book? I can honestly say it's a great interpretation of Pride and Prejudice even though it's certainly not better, not even close.
The author mentioned that this wasn't supposed to be published. It's her first book and Heather Lynn Rigaud is an author with an awesome talent for transferring the basic problems of the original into this modern version and adding some more spice into it. Well, not just some. She wrote from every character's POV, and even Darcy's which, in my o
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Maria Fernanda  Gonzalez
I wans't really sure about this book when I first saw it. I mean, a re-tale of Pride and Prejudice where Darcy is a rockstar? With this cover? I was immediatelly "Hmm... I don't know". But because my friends recommended it, I decided to give it a go. And it starts out very nicely. The band thing is cool, and the characters seemed to behave in acordance with the Austen's original novel. By the middle of the book, thought, it was getting ridiculous. The original Pride and Prejudice was forgotten a ...more
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
A combination of Jane Austen and the world of rock-and-roll, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star is a high-voltage and unplugged retelling of Pride and Prejudice that is absorbing and dynamic. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley, and Richard Fitzwilliam make up the bad-boy rock band called Slurry. And with their tattoos, long hair, leather pants, and intensely emotional performances they are some of the hottest and most unique reincarnations of these characters I have ever encountered! The men of Slurry ...more
Tina
Nov 22, 2015 Tina rated it it was amazing
On a whim yesterday I picked up and started reading this book. However it has been on my TBR list for awhile and as you can see I've been very lax on actually getting it reading. This book has it all. Rock and Roll, sex, alcohol, love and a scumbag named Wickham. It was very realistic and mostly keeps to the plot of the original Pride and Prejudice just with a modern twist.

My question is why come nobody told me how awesome this book is? Shame on you guys. If I had known I would have read it soon
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Mely
Nov 07, 2011 Mely rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I strongly suspect this will be terrible, but I really really wanna read it anyway. And it came down to $1.99.

It is so sad that I broke my "no new ebooks until I've finished the ones I've already paid for" rule for this and not any of the books on my wishlist that will not embarrass me.

I guess either you will understand the irrestible attraction of a Pride & Prejudice rock star AU or you won't.

Thank god at last I am free of this atrocity.
Noushin
Feb 17, 2014 Noushin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly i don't know what the author was thinking writing such a bad piece of fiction. While the book comes off as quite an interesting version of Austen's classic even before you are half way through you start to see the flaws in the story. the constant change in narration is confusing as it is irritating. Even is the rockstar personna of the characters is nothing less than typical there's no real depth to any of them. Disappointing really.
Laura
I had to pick one star, but if I could've gone into the negative territory I would have. This book is badly written, plotted and just all over the place. Too many characters with too many thoughts. I've heard of multiple POVs, but this one gave me whiplash!

Honestly, skip it and read the original, you'll be better for it.
Maria Angelica
Aug 06, 2015 Maria Angelica rated it it was ok
Shelves: tenho
A escrita desse livro é abismal!! Hahahahahahahaha.
A premissa do livro é muito legal, mas a escrita, o excesso de cenas de sexo e a estupidez dos diálogos me fez perceber o quanto eu avancei na minha leitura e análise de narrativa nos últimos anos. Não acredito que eu achei legal alguns anos atrás.
Liz Wharton
Jul 01, 2015 Liz Wharton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-owned
This is a love letter to one of my favorite modern retellings of Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star. I've seen all the negative reviews, and I can't understand it. To me, this story is raw and emotional, and the dream of every Austenite out there - a shirtless, rock star version of our favorite heart-throb! Still - to each their own I suppose...

Just a little background: I first read this years ago on Austen Interlude, a fan-fiction site for Austen books. At that time, the story wa
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Marguerite
DNF 60%
Rating : Niet


A. W. F. U. L.

I love Pride and Prejudice.
I love Pride and Prejudice retellings.
I love Elizabeth and I'm still dreaming of meeting my Darcy.
But i seriously disliked Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star.

Why ? Because of a few things :

1. The book is freakin' too long. I'm bored, bored, bored and bored again.
2. The sex is ewww.
3. Jane and Bingley are so lovey-dovey it's sickening, and I want to puke and kill them everytime it's about them. And they're freakin useless.
4. Charlotte and Ric
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Becky R.
Aug 28, 2011 Becky R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star is an obvious take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this book really needs to be considered a book that stands on its own. Purists would probably never get through the fast-paced, crazy lifestyle of rock stars on the road, which is just where we find our P&P characters. The pride is definitely there, as would be expected with a big rock star like Darcy is in the novel, who has taken on a young girl group starring Jane, Elizabeth, and Charlotte. The t ...more
Sarah
May 29, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is something so satisfying about a guity-pleasure read that makes them delightfully enjoyable. And this book, if nothing else, is a great guilty-pleasure read. Hot men, smart women, rock and roll - and of course, Happily Ever After.

So of course, we're not talking about high literature or sweeping drama. This is a modern Pride and Prejudice with rock stars. Only, the rock stars and their "legendary" hijinks are pretty much nowhere to be found. The cover says "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll" bu
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Blodeuedd Finland
Now this one was certainly different from the other variations I have read. But the story is still there, just further back and with modern aspects to it. Darcy is still Darcy and Lizzy is still Lizzy.

But yes still very different. Darcy is a rockstar with his own band Slurry. Wickham used to play there too but was thrown out, later we learn why. But now there is Bingley who is as sweet as ever, and Richard who is the person that has changed the most. Poor Richard has a few addictions. Lady Cathe
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Eliza Baum
This book started off strong. I loved the concept, and I loved the prologue. I couldn't stop giggling at the idea of my favorite characters in these new roles, and I'm a sucker for a musician anyway, so this was a great combo.

Unfortunately, that giggly feeling didn't stick around. I got to 63% and finally just had to put it down. At that point, I had been skimming for easily 20%.

The POV hops between characters with dizzying frequency, and even if it hadn't, all of the perspectives other than Eli
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
I tried to fall in love with this book. I really did. I mean, who couldn't resist the Rock Star trope??? I know it's not particularly unique, but I was really hoping that this would be better than what the other reviewers have said about it.

I know the author tried to follow the original book's storyline and tried to capture the essence of the characters, but unfortunately, it missed the mark. Darcy was a tad too snarky sometimes, Lizzy was too emotional, Richard Fitzwilliam couldn't keep it in h
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Candy
Jan 14, 2012 Candy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
WOW! What a fantastic book! There wasn’t a dull moment in this! Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star is a great modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. I totally love Darcy and Elizabeth, they are both so intense. The way they get into their music to sort out their feeling is really cool.

When members, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam of the rock band Slurry, are in need of an opening act for their tour, they ask the all girl band, Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet and Charlotte
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Heather Lynn Rigaud can usually be found trying to juggle too many things. A wife and mother of two, she suffers from excessive interest in almost everything that comes her way. She cooks, she sews, she writes, she sings, she knits, she Geo-Caches, she makes soaps, she collects perfume, she paints silk- and she overthinks every single one.

But she's lively and has a good (if bawdy) sense of humor.

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