Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel
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I've read so many variations of P&P and never have I been this satisfied with one. Sonali Dev has successfully delivered an awesome, gender-swapped retelling of everyone's favourite love story, with exotic Indian flavours and beautifully believable characters.
Dr.Trisha Raje, the proud and acclaimed Neurosurgeon, is the protagonist and is our female Mr.Darcy, trying to save the world, one brain at a time. Darcy J ...more
Love love loved Trisha and DJ. She’s smart and maybe a bit awkward. He’s gruff and sort of a marshmallow. Together, she’s the Darcy and he’s the Elizabeth and I was all over their arguing. This entire set of characters is fantastic. I loved her crazy large family and his sister. The loyalty of the family their dynamic was refreshing to read.
Plot wise it was new and comfortable at the same time ...more
I had read books by this author before, but long ago that I don’t remember much about them. However, when I read the synopsis for this one and realized it’s a desi retelling of P&P, I was just so happy. I also loved that this was set in US, because I can relate more to diaspora stories these days than those set completely in India. And this one both impressed and frustrated the hell out of me.
Trisha is an accomplished neurosurgeon who takes immense pride in her job but is quite ...more
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The truth was, he was right about many things—things she could change, like how she treated people. He was also wrong about a few—things she could not change, like who she was.
In this start to the Rajes series, Sonali Dev gives us an emotional look into a royal Indian family that migrated to America. The title gives a clue that Ms. Dev took inspiratio ...more
(view spoiler)[A lot didn't work for me. The HIPAA violations and doctor-patient confidentiality issues. The lack of groveling/apologies from Trisha's family, who treated her poorly in many ways. These things are subjective. Maybe you have a large suspension of disbelief and y ...more
Wow. What a wonderful retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Only the Mr. Darcy character is gender swapped and instead of being an upperclass nobleman, we have a young surgeon whose family is descended from Indian royalty (Trisha Raje) I initially didn't like that Dev had focused on the Mark Darcy character first, but I get why she did it. Eventually we get our Elizabeth Bennett (DJ Caine) and he was fantast ...more
I’ve enjoyed Sonali Dev’s romance novels so I was curious what I would think of her women’s fiction, particularly one that is Pride And Prejudice-inspired. And I have to say, my feelings are complicated.
As a P&P-inspired gender bent story, it’s inventive and a great update. Julia Wickham’s character in particular was a great/treacherous take. This is not a straight retelling and this f ...more
This read was the most unusual Pride & Prejudice retelling I have encountered and where it shone was in the complexity of the plot and characters of the family, so true to the original. However, this is a authentic piece of fiction in it's own right, you recognise the foundation of Pride and Prejudice but the Rajes family are new and fresh for your perusal.
Trisha Rajes was a savant-type neurosurgeon but she was also ever ...more
A romance in the end but it takes a while to get there. It's a very loose take off from the Austin novel set in today's world where privilege and pride need to be broken down as barriers for the couple really get to know one another.
I was happy with the ending.
Getting to the ending was a bit difficult in the long narrative background information. Pages and pages. It was mostly interesting with deep family history, culture descriptions, events and ...more
She enhanced the much-loved themes with her unique brand of rich culture, powerful social commentary, and engaging storytelling.
This was utterly scrumptious. Like all the food described, this is a book you want to gobble up and savor at the same time.
tl;dr: Masala Pride and Prejudic
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I have read so, so many Pride remixes. There are bad, worse, good, and great. This book falls in the great section. Dev's Trisha is a gal you would want to know in real life. She is awesome, but in a believeable way. Fairly confident many Indian-Americans have a smarty relative like her in their family tree. DJ, the darcy, is prejudiced, in sadly similar ways. So, why was this one a great remake? First, it wasn' ...more
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Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors truly had something to please everyone. It was a loosely based modern version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but more than that, it showed the complex family and personal dynamics and heartfelt emotions that Sonali Dev is known for.
Sonali Dev has quickly become one of my favorite contemporary authors over the past couple of years. Her blend of light and dark subject matter, mixed in with ...more
Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors is my first Sonali Dev book and I’m absolutely enchanted with her prose. This book is a multicultural retelling of Pride and Prejudice that not only does justice to the timeless classic, but also remains true to the characters Dev created. After having read Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (a Muslim Pride and Prejudice retelling) last year, I am convinced that more authors of colour shoul ...more
I found the initial ideas behind this book interesting but the end product was weird. The writing was too descriptive at times; the plot seemed to go back and forth between very detailed flashbacks and the present-day action and I got tired of it rather quickly. I also could not stand DJ, he was so mean all the time and I couldn't make myself like him even at the end of the s ...more
Both the main characters have a bit of Elizabeth and Darcy in them. Trisha is a genius neurosurgeon who is doing breakthrou ...more
Trisha is a neurosurgeon who is well respected ...more
I quite liked the gender swapped part of this, and the "proposal" fight is excellent and brutal. I loved all the food descripti ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors is a modern Pride and Prejudice retelling. It’s definitely easy to tell that this novel is inspired by Pride and Prejudice, but is also it’s own story. What initially drew me to the story is that the typical roles are switched. Trisha is a super wealthy neurosurgeon who...more
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