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The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
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Oct 08, 2007

really liked it
Read in October, 2007

I don't think I'm able to look at the book objectively. Jane Austen is a thing holy and sacred to me, so I am somewhat inclined to over-indulge works that pay homage to her. Every time a criticism vaguely forms in my head about one of the characters, it is pushed aside so quickly by mental shouts of I LOVE JANE that I can't actually form it enough to write it down. So, while I have a feeling that there were some faults to this book (Grigg keeps coming to mind for some reason), I had a lovely time reading it. I loved agreeing and disagreeing with the characters' opinions on Austen's novels, and I liked the way the novel was structured. And I would die to have one of those "Ask Austen" Magic 8 balls. I actually spent a good 15 minutes entertaining thoughts of whether or not it would be possible/would be completely ridiculous or not to construct one after I finished reading. The jury is still out.
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