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The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
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May 31, 08

bookshelves: jane_austen, fiction
Read in May, 2008

Stupid.

I agree with a few of the other people who have said that you clearly feel that Jane Austen was chosen to sell the book versus any actual connection to what goes on within the book, it really could have been any author.

I did like the appendixes, though I found it odd that probably 1/2 the quotes where slagging on Janites.

Also the hatred of the Frances O'Connor verison was the best part of the book, they picked up on all the things that pissed me off about that movie, most notably the slave trade with Harold Pinter.

Other than that the things that pissed me off in this book were quite high, like the Buffy and Lord of the Rings references being so dated, also it's apparent she knows nothing about computers...if you are going to have a computer section in your book bother to do a little reasearch please!
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