This is the second in a series of small reviews for the “classics of literature” that I’m going to be reading on my new nook. Remember, I am not an English major, nor am I a trained critic, so these might not be the best reviews that you’ll ever read but I will at least endeavor to make them entertaining.
Again I read one of the books that came preloaded on my nook, Pride and Prejudice, and was expecting it to be another drudge to wade through. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to actually be enjoyable.
The book is about a young woman dealing with the stuffiness of nineteenth century England. Normally, after reading a sentence like on the back of a novel, I would put it back down and wander over to Sci-Fi section of the book store to find something with a dragon or a spaceship on the cover. It was only my desire to read some of the books that are held up as “classic works” that got me to even open the file on my nook. I have to say that I’m glad I did. I enjoyed the book mostly for the dry humor of the main character, but I will admit that about halfway through I started to enjoy the story itself.
Jane Austen’s writing style seemed to capture all the formality of the era, and if I only had one complaint it would be that the conversations were a little hard to follow at times. (Would it have really killed her if she had used the occasional “he said” or “Elizabeth replied” in some of the longer dialoges?) I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of dry humor.