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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
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Dec 09, 08

bookshelves: 19th-century, classics, literature, romance
Read in June, 2006, read count: 1

I didn't like SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Don't get me wrong, I love Austen; PERSUASION and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE are two of my favourite books of all time. Not so this one.

I found the dialogue flat and overwhelmed by absolute tons of exposition. The characters varied between being unlikable and unpleasant. The story seemed padded to the extreme and long chapters went by where nothing happened.

Worst of all, this book has no romance in it. Or, at least, the romance doesn't ring true. Everybody seems either smug, selfish or know-it-all, and I didn't care for any of them.

You win some, you lose some; SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is a novel I won't be returning to. The film version with Emma Thompson is okay, though, so watch that instead if you want to know the story.

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