Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, The Last Man In The World by Abigail Reynolds

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, The Last Man In The World 

by Abigail Reynolds

This is the what if? Pride and Prejudice

What if Elizabeth said yes the first time Darcy proposed to her at the vicarage in Kent.

That’s the premise, it follows Elizabeth and Darcy from that point onwards in a merry dance of misery and misunderstanding to the point where I could have slapped someone and it would not really have mattered who.

Both the main characters were totally annoying and Georgina was not very likable at all. I am sure Elizabeth Bennet could not have spent so long being biddable and suffering in silence.

Having said that it was still entertaining and I did need to keep turning those pages to see just how far the misunderstandings could go and to keep an audience gripped when basically you are retelling such a famous story is a feat.

At least it is not totally surprising that both the lead characters admit to contemplating suicide. If I may say so quite understandable.

Abigail Reynolds has written quite a few of these what if tales, I shall be very interested to see how the others pan out.

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