le 9 mars 2014
I have read a number of Pride & Prejudice spin-offs, most of them with pleasure and amusement and had really looked forward to liking this one. Disappointment is to put it mildly. This story has almost no bearing to the original except in the usage of the names Darcy, Bennet, etc. The author attempted to totally change the outlook, behaviour and characters; laudable try, but it did not work here. Poor grammar, use of modern slang terms, dialogue that is at the same time vulgar and silly. Lurching from one scenario to another, trying desperately to keep the pace; the plot, if so it can be called, is weak and unbelievable mainly because of the poor quality of writing. As for "scenes of a mature nature".....they amount to some gropings and of the "wink, wink and nod" cathegory. Is this a severe critic? Perhaps, but it is personal and sincere. I do generally try to give positive write-up and do encourage writers. At €4.69, this costs relatively more than other i books. Money better spent on better books.