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Mr. Darcy's Diary (2009)

by Maya Slater(Favorite Author)
3.17 of 5 Votes: 5
1408405997 (ISBN13: 9781408405994)
review 1: At first I was disappointed in this story. I thought Darcy acted out of character, and was gross, but the longer it goes on it gets better. Darcy still does something that I don't think he would have done. Even with those parts, I really liked this! It was great great getting to see Darcys' side of the story. I loved reading about him [Darcy] slowly falling in love with Elizabeth Bennett. I thought Mrs. Slayer did really well with sticking to details [that occur in Pride and Prejudice] and for keeping to the same feel as Jane Austen. I should tell you that there is a bit of sex. It isn't anything graphic, it's just in passing. You almost don't know if there is anything like that, unless you think hard about it. I found these scenes disturbing. I don't like to think of Darc... morey [my hero] as a man who uses women. I also really liked seeing what Mr. Darcy did during those months after he first proposes to Elizabeth. It doesn't really tell us in Pride and Prejudice. Here is the description for this book from Goodreads.....Have you ever wondered what Mr. Darcy was really thinking? Find out his secrets in this captivating novel of love, pride, passion, and, of course, prejudice. Mr. Darcy’s intimate diary reveals his entanglements with women, his dangerous friendship with Lord Byron, his daily life in Georgian London, his mercurial mood swings calmed only by fisticuffs at Jackson’s—and, most importantly, his vain struggle to conquer his longing for Elizabeth Bennett. I had been wanting to read this book for a couple of years now, ever since I first saw this book in a magazine. I had never found this book anywhere though, and I never even thought to look on Ebay or Amazon. While I was in town, back in January, I finally found it at a used bookstore. I just had to have it. I definitely recommend this to anyone who's interested. I think this book is well worth reading, at least once. I know that I will be rereading this in the near future, though not too near. lol
review 2: My opinion of this book is just about the same as the other folks who gave it one star. These ARE NOT the characters that I know and love. The Darcy that I know and love would not participate in random sexual acts with people that he barely, if at all, knows. And why was is necessary that Wickham participate in so many acts of rape (including Georgiana)? I wouldn't be surprised if the Marquis de Sade showed up in this story rather than Fitzwilliam Darcy and the other Austen characters that I know. less
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I'm not even going to start it based on my dear friend, Kim's, good opinion!
A nice change of perspective on a familiar story
I really enjoyed this book.
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