The Jane Austen Book Club
In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse...more
The book follows the six members of a book club as they read through the six novels by Jane Austen; juvenalia need not apply. Each section is more or less a character study of the person host...more
I had hoped it would be a kind of "fun" read, especially since I am a Jane-ite. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't much fun. I actually found it a little tedious and the jumping aro...more
If you love Jane Austen, I think you will really appreciate the book. Even if you don't love Jane Austen, I think you will appreciate the book and maybe come to appreciate Jane Austen more.
It was really good. Four Hello Kittys.
My favorite Jane Austen book is Pride and Prejudice. I heart Lizzy Bennet and...more
If you are looking for a great book about friends and book clubs, then you should read "Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons: A Novel (by Lorna Landvik). That is so funny and sad and poignant and touching. Everything this book was not.
My husband is reading this book as well(He is a TRUE Jane Austen fan) and he asked me last night if ALL women...more
Well,at first i was quite satisfied with the beginning... because it argues about Jane Auste...more
Such was the case here. I adored this book. It seemed like such a pat premise, but then was full of such depth, such a surprising understanding and interpretation of Austen (and Heinlein, Le Guin, the Bronte sist...more
However ("Ha!", I can hea...more
I might have quite liked to have read an unashamed chick-lit novel about some or all of the characters. But this book kept interrupting the interesting bits-about-the-characters (which were, in any case, flashbacks) with random not-very-in...more
Wer ein Buch über Jane Austen Bücher erwartet, wird vermutlich enttäuscht sein. Wer ein recht flottes Lesestück sucht, dürfte zufrieden sein. Jedes Kapitel ist einem Monat, einem Buch, einer der sechs Hauptfiguren gewidmet. Die Handlungen der jeweiligen Romane von J.A. werden im eigentlich Buchklub nur a...more
The book club's monthly meetings are peppered with backstories of the members, primarily focused on relationships, love, and heartbreak. Fowler's language, her turn of phrase, hooked me early on, but like...more
I have to say that the book didn't ever hook me, I'm actually surprised that I finished it. It felt like a long slog from the mid-point on. There were so many characters with what felt to me like staged or very deli...more
Unfortunately, this book was a far cry from what the blurb led me to expect. I should have heeded the satisfactory rating this got on goodreads but I had to decide for myself. More fool me.
I enjoyed some of the characters and the...more
My biggest pet peeve: POV! It is third person omniscient, but uses "we" as if the narrator/ reader is part of the book club, but the narrator is never given a...more
I love Jane Austen, so it's hard to claim I'm not terribly... shall we say... "girlie"? Still, I've not been one to join the bandwagon about such chick flicks that are often described as tear jerkers. I tried this book. Really, I did.
I mean, there’s nothing really wrong with it, the writing is good enough, but I can’t seem to get excited about it in the least bit. It’s a whole 175 pages long, which means I should have gotten through it in a couple of sittings. Instead, I’m still...more
Well, the book IS about a Jane Austen book club. You find out about 6 different peoples lifes while Austens six novels are discussed. I suppose there are some parallells between the lifestories and the novels, but I think they aren't clear...more
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