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Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
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P.D. James, I loved The Children of Men. I even bought a copy of it to write a paper comparing it to another book for no other reason than that I found it that fascinating and intriguing. I've enjoyed the other books of yours I read. You are, or sadly were, an author for whom I have great respect. I just want to know, what happened with Death Comes to Pemberley?

I think I could have liked this book. I found the premise interesting and I have a long-running adoration of Pride and Prejudice. This though? This was tawdry. It went for sensationalism in a way Austen would find anathema. The characters were shadows, the plot was both weak and made me sad, and the book left me feeling irritable for days. Months later the primary thought I have about this is, "Damn authors, get off my lawn!" I even created a shelf with that name.


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Reading Progress

March 2, 2012 – Started Reading
March 2, 2012 – Shelved
March 3, 2012 – Shelved as: i-hear-you-like-books-in-your-books
March 3, 2012 –
March 3, 2012 – Shelved as: sweet-sweet-luuuuurve
March 5, 2012 –
23.0% "loving it!"
March 6, 2012 –
46.0% "exactly the kind of light fluffy book I needed"
March 8, 2012 –
March 9, 2012 –
March 9, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 4, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-2012-books-reviewed
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-1010-by-2020
September 24, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-2012-books-rated
July 4, 2013 – Shelved as: audiobook

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