Thursday, April 24, 2008

Me and Mr Darcy - Alexandra Potter

I've decided that life is too short for me to waste it on books that don't do anything for me... unfortunately this was one of them!

Dreams come true in this hilarious, feel-good fairy tale about life, love, and dating literature's most eligible bachelor!

After a string of disastrous dates, Emily Albright decides she's had it with modern-day love and would much rather curl up with Pride and Prejudice and spend her time with Mr. Darcy, the dashing, honourable, and passionate hero of Jane Austen's classic. So when her best friend suggests a wild week of margaritas and men in Mexico with the girls, Emily abruptly flees to England on a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead. Far from inspiring romance, the company aboard the bus consists of a gaggle of little old ladies and one single man, Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist writing an article on why the fictional Mr. Darcy has earned the title of Man Most Women Would Love to Date.

The last thing Emily expects to find on her excursion is a broodingly handsome man striding across a field, his damp shirt clinging to his chest. But that's exactly what happens when she comes face-to-face with none other than Mr. Darcy himself. Suddenly, every woman's fantasy becomes one woman's reality. . .

I didn't much like the heroine, since the book is in the first person that was an immediate problem. But things were going more or less well till suddenly Mr Darcy appears out of the blue. THE Mr Darcy! And suddenly she is looking everywhere for him... Instead of bringing me into the story I found it too unbelievable...

Grade: DNF


  1. Oh, too bad. I thought it sounded cute.

  2. Well it might just be that you enjoy the style more than I did!

    I have it available on BM if you want to try it out...

  3. I also didn't like this book at all :(
    I had the same feeling as you. However, it made me a bit nostalgic of ms Jane Austen's works and I did a marathon on DVD based on P&P, which was good :-)
    See here:


  4. Hmm a P&P marathon sounds really good. I checked you blog and I really like that scene from B&P too!! :-)

  5. I just remembered something. If you like Colin Firth's Darcy, you should see St Trinian's. It's a remake from a movie from the fifties. I promise you'll never see Colin "Darcy" Firth the same way again :-)

  6. I checked it and it sounds fun, I'll look for a copy. Thanks for the recommendation!!


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