Monday, April 28, 2014

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

In preparation for reading this book, I read all six novels by Jane Austen so that way I knew what these ladies were talking about during the book. Turns out? I didn’t really need to.

The Jane Austen Book Club is barely about the book club, it’s more about the members of the book club. A good 75% of the 288 pages (actually 260 since my digital copy included the readers guide) were mostly the member’s back-story and what caused them to be who they are. Shockingly, the movie was actually better than the book.

Final Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. It would have been nice to see the characters actually talk about the books that they were reading more. I mean, even the chapter where they are supposed to talk about Pride & Prejudice is basically just about the library benefit. They don’t discuss the book AT ALL.

Bookshelf worthy? No, save yourself and go read something else. Like, the six novels by Jane Austen.

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