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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
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did not like it

Apparently in this case, modern means sleazy.

I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. That was exciting but it is probably the only reason that I went to the effort to finish the book. The books is divided into three parts and dozens and dozens on teeny tiny chapters which I found completely unnecessary and tedious. Speaking of tedious the author added way too many unnecessary details. For example, how Liz puts on lipstick and where she learned that "trick" from work.

The only positives: the reality tv storyline and Jane was still likable

*******Warning: Spoilers: The main characters first being "f*!k buddies" and then later having "hate sex" not to mention a married Wickham having an over decade-long affair with a pathetic Elizabeth Bennett completely ruined the novel.

On its own, as a fiction romance novel, it could possibly work except for the extended length of the book. If you are a true Jane Austen fan, you will not enjoy this novel.

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January 22, 2016 – Shelved
January 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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