Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Truth about Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriani

I know this is Pride and Prejudice fanfiction, but even so some standards are expected...

It starts somewhat okay, Mr Darcy is honest about what happened with Wickham, he and Elizabeth start getting to know one another, he proposes, Elizabeth, quite sensibly, asks for a courtship instead so they may be sure they're right for each other...
And then it's all downhill from there.

Inexplicably Wickham is an actual rapist and woman beater who attacks Elizabeth, sells Lydia to a brothel and despite this most of the book he is just allowed to go about his life...

Mr Darcy is constantly obsessing over bedding Elizabeth and takes many liberties which Elizabeth, for some reason, allows. 
And they're not even subtle about this? They go about in public places fondling each other, not really denying they're sleeping together... And their sex life had to be the most uninspired and repetitive thing I've ever read, and it didn't help that it happened in every other page. 

Unbelievable as this is, it was still preferable to the point in the story where they both started spouting that tripe about how much they love each other in terms that nearly made me throw up with the sugary hyper-purple prose of it all.

A waste of time.

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