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The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
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Oct 31, 07

bookshelves: modern-fiction, owned
Recommended for: fans of convergent storylines
Read in October, 2007

Of the current crop of Jane Austen revival lit, this was the only one I considered reading because it didn't involve any of the characters in Austen's novels. Being an Austen fan myself, I thought it would be enjoyable to read the views of a book club on her six works.

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 situations as well as the book talk (the summaries and Austen history are interesting and informative) but the plot was unwieldy and ultimately unsatisfying.
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