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Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice may be one of the most famous couple from literature, may be next to Romeo Juliet for the people who have read Pride and Prejudice. Who don’t like Mr. Darcy?  Pride and Prejudice ended with the happy note, by  Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy realizing that they love each other and discussing about marriage.

Mr. Darcy Vampyre by  Amanda Grange starts from exactly where the Pride and Prejudice ended, their wedding is about to happen. Elizabeth thinks that she is the happiest woman on the world, until she sees the real Darcy. Darcy has a dark secret who knew?  When her husband takes her to Italy instead of planned tour to Lake District  she feels something is wrong. From there their unexpected tour to Rome, Paris, Switzerland starts she almost felt his changing mood. One thing she is trying to know is why he didn’t touch her till now? Didn’t he love her? If yes then what is keeping him away from her? Why everyone seems to keep a secret from her?

I liked the way it started, It was like real sequel to the epic book Pride and Prejudice. But later it started loosing its reality little by little. I enjoyed reading things about their tour and the old Count’s castle but I felt there should have been little more importance to the fact that Darcy was a Vampyre. There is nothing called horror here, it’s just a novel with a dark secret. I was expecting a lot but got very less from this book. I should say here about the ending with out giving away any story, that the ending was childish. I never expected such ending for a book which had the characters from Pride and Prejudice. Anyways if you want to read for entertainment and time pass this book is suitable. Romance and Irony (sarcasm) is missing from this book when you compare this to the original pride and prejudice. My ratings are 2 out of 5. Someday I am thinking of  reading Pride and Prejudice and zombies, I am scared to read because I don’t want to spoil what I already think about Pride and Prejudice now, by adding all monsters in it.

Pride and PrejudiceI have always wanted to read this book, a true classic. Jane Austen is one of the great masters of the English language, and its one of her masterpieces. I enjoyed the book. It was wonderful feeling to read such an old book. Even though I took many days to read this book, I liked it.

I like almost all characters here, especially headstrong Elizabeth and proud Mr. Darcy. They make a good pair together. When the wealthy Mr. Bingley moves to Netherfeld Mrs. Bennet is  certain he will marry one of her girls: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, or Lydia. And so one of the greatest love stories ever told begins. More than anything I liked the way author described the society through out the story.

I faced difficulty to understand the heavy English language ( I am so used to simple novels.. I should read classics more often to get a grip on language). While reading sometimes I used audio books too.One thing I noticed is author never describes about places and the interior of houses a lot, it would have been more helpful to know the things from olden days better. But I would surely read more classics it makes me happy.

I am planning to watch movies based on the novel. There are many, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment and its called  Bride and prejudice starring Aishwarya Rai  and Martin Henderson.

Books

I have decided to buy at least one book per month and now I have taken the grand step towards that. Yuppie! I bought 3 books this month, that too highly recommended books. I covered Feb to Apr by buying 3 books together. Cant wait to read them, but first I have to finish the books in my reading list. I am currently reading ”Pride and Prejudice” and ”It happened in Paris”.  Book which I started and quit reading this month is ”One day”( it is not bad, I will restart reading it someday)

 Thanks to all book lovers who kept supporting and recommending books. Please share which books you like and why you would like to recommend.