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The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
The Jane Austen Book Club
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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 her latest, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or... show more
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 her latest, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun. Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships. Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399151613 (0399151613)
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 The movie was better than the book. Yeah, I said it.
Needed a change of pace book after a couple of heavier and a bit of downer books in a row or books that really weren't very good. Was not expecting a masterpiece but I spotted this book on Book Outlet and thought it would be a nice, pleasant read that might not be amazing but since I enjoyed the mov...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 18/100: The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
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...
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it
3.5 The Jane Austen Book Club
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...
BlondeBookBee
BlondeBookBee rated it
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...
Little Miss Reader
Little Miss Reader rated it
3.0 The Jane Austen Book Club
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...
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