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Just Jane by Nancy Moser
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Apr 22, 2010

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bookshelves: jane-austen-and-related, in-english, read-in-2011
Read from February 06 to 09, 2011

I really expected quite a lot from this. I love Jane Austen, and seeing as her story is quite like that of one of her characters (without the happy at the end) I had thought I would quite like this. But I did not.

The writing style of the book was the biggest problem for me. Nancy Moser says herself she did not try to write in Jane's unique voice, merely tried to hint at it. The hints were too few, in my opinion, and I found it quite hard to connect this Jane to the Jane I have read about before. I feel that the book generally had problems in making characters likeable, even if they were meant to be likeable. That just severely lessened the enjoyment that I could get from the book.

In the end, I also realized that the story of her life might not be that appropiate for a novel after all. I found myself bored during the biggest part of the book, which I hardly think was all my or Moser's fault. I will say this for Moser though: it was very well researched. But I didn't feel it.
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