The Jane Austen Book Club
In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the... show more
In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin,
unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy
Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.
Publish date: April 26th 2005
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #7: A Book About BooksI like Jane Austen and have read all but one of her novels ([book:Mansfield Park|45032] -- but I'll get to it!) Still, somehow there is something about me that seems to be fundamentally different from the scores of Austen's devotees, as se...
Too much back story, too many descriptions, not enough interesting dialogue. Slow read.
A sublime comedy of contemporary manners, this is the novel Jane Austen might well have written had she lived in twenty-first-century California. Nothing ever moves in a straight line in Karen Joy Fowler’s fiction, and in The Jane Austen Book Club, the complex dance of modern love has never been s...
I decided to read this book when I saw it in a second-hand bookshop and realised that it had the same title as one of my favourite movies. I couldn’t wait to jump back in the world of Jane Austen fanatics, only this time in the written manner.The Jane Austen Book Club, as the name suggests, is a boo...
3 - 3.5 starsThis review contains MINOR spoilers. Nothing that will give away anything about the story itself - i promise. 1. I liked how in April the last part was about Austen and her strugles to be published. I had no idea that Pride and Prejudice's original title was "First Impressions". 2. Prud...