Louise Sparrow's Reviews > Fault or Virtue: Pride and Prejudice Re-Imagined

Fault or Virtue by April Karber
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it was ok
bookshelves: austen-challenge-2013

This book might have been ok if I wasn’t familiar with the original, but the author’s attempts to re-write some well-known scenes in her own words and with her own interpretations of the characters, is somewhere between tedious and painful. There is always a risk in such a comparison of course but in this case the writing did not approach the skill of the original.

Whilst this was an alternative version some of it didn’t diverge so much as get re-arranged, while other parts seemed very out of character so that the whole was more confused than anything. When it finally did begin to cover new ground it was better, but still should have been published for free on a fanfic site and not sold as work of literature in its own right.

In all fairness however, it was not the worst book I have read or even the worst version of P&P (that honour will likely always belong to the Zombie one,) even with Elizabeth and Darcy unable to entirely keep their hands off one another.
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Reading Progress

April 10, 2013 – Shelved
April 10, 2013 – Shelved as: austen-challenge-2013
April 12, 2013 – Started Reading
April 14, 2013 – Finished Reading

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