So as you know I have just reviewed Part I of The Darcy Monologues.
I decided to look over the review that I posted and I was shocked:
I had failed to share how much I enjoyed this first part of the novel.
I mean when I first heard of this collection, I thought it sounded interesting:
Then I started reading it, only planning on looking at a few stories, but finding it hard to stop!
So I don’t know why I was so reserved in my review. I want to apologize to all you authors and editors for being so stingy in my praise .
I thought over why I reacted in such a way and have come up with four explanations:
1) I’ve been rereading Emma lately. Maybe subconsciously I took a card from Mr. Knightley’s deck.
2) This weekend was not only Mother’s Day, but a family member’s birthday; along with being a weekend that my niece stayed over. In my rush to get it posted in time, I could have just put up my notes leaving the “heart” out of it.
3) I’m highly allergic to scents and at work someone had sprayed something that gave me a bad allergic reaction, causing me to feel bad the rest of the day. I could have just been out of it.
4) Whatever air freshener they were spraying caused a chemical reaction that changed me from Moreland to Miss Snide.
Out of all of them I think the fault lies anywhere from 2-4, especially four. Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking caused it.
But joking aside, you know that I always am honest on this blog. Maybe I fudge names of friends and family or where I live, to protect my anonymity, but when I post a review I post how I really feel. And I feel that this first part, as I haven’t posted on the second just yet, is amazing.
I’m serious! Yes they might make alterations to the story, and maybe they chose paths I wouldn’t have gone down. But none of that takes away from the amazing work that these authors did. I enjoyed every one of them as each presented the Darcy we all love in a different view. You guys did a wonderful job.
This first part is something EVERY Jane Austen fan, Pride and Prejudice fan, or Darcy fan should read. You NEED to check this out.
In fact, I am going back to update my post to make sure it reflects the enjoyment I felt in reading it.
But will I love the second half, Elizabeth and Darcy traveling throughout time?
It is hard enough to take a story and bring something new to it in the time period, let alone trying to keep the story while transporting it to other times. You have to know your history, try to navigate the issues of the day, keep old constraints relevant in a different world, decide how much to keep of the original tale, etc.
You’ll just have to keep reading to find out!
And don’t forget to check this book out for yourself!