I have just finished binging on this novel. Eligible is ?A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice? ? which I have never read, but have seen as a play, and of course knew the story long before that.
It is a luscious book ? grabbed me as only a few others ever have: Gone with the Wind and Mists of Avalon, both of which are longer, but both of which felt the same. I could only eat, drink, sleep and read. So much emotion, so much insight, so much to imbibe.
Even knowing the outcome ? that Darcy and Liz would be together ? didn?t help. It was agonizing to wait through all those misunderstandings and mix-ups, through all that interference by all those others, playing their assigned roles.
And after it was all over, I had to go back and re-read the singular scene where they finally get their love for each other figured out, before I could take a long breath.
Next, I?m going to order the original Jane Austen version from the library ? so next weekend, I can binge on that. I?m not sure how it can be as good!
May 2, 2016
p.s. I did not wait ? but just went on Sunday afternoon and evening and, binging, re-read the entire thing again. Still luscious! And the library has a waiting list for the original ancient novel ? I?m 8th on the list for one of the 28 copies, as they are returned! So I?m going to order P. D. James? Death Comes to Pemberley to tide me over. : >