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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Books part 1

I thought it was about time I wrote something of substance other than what I've been doing...so here's a bit on what books I've been reading lately:
I've just completed (as of lunchtime today) "Sense and Sensibility"  by Jane Austin.  I  found it hard to start with, as Jane's books tend to just dump you in the middle of a society that's totally foreign to you, so you spend the first few chapters furiously trying to decipher who's who, how they're all inter-related, and what's actually happening.  Once you get past that, and get into the rythm of reading old-style english, it's quite enjoyable.
I didn't enjoy "Sense and Sensibility" as much as I enjoyed "Pride and Prejudice" (which I read a couple of months ago), but that's probably because "Pride and Prejudice" was the first Austin book that I read and/or watched on DVD, so I'm slightly partial to it.  However, it was an interesting read - I'm so glad I don't live in the 1800's!

Which version of P&P did you watch? My wife is a huge Jane Austen fan. I have never watched any of them but I have heard of Mr Darcy!
The only "true" version of P&P to watch is the BBC version. It goes for 6 hours, but it just flies past! Colin Firth stars as Mr Darcy. (Like he also does in Bridget Jones' Diary...another story there!)
Checked out the DVD cabinet & we have the BBC version of P&P! My wife says the better version of Emma is the one with Kate Beckinsale (as opposed to Gwyneth Paltrow) What do you think?
Actually, I didn't know there was another version of Emma! I'm going to have to try and find a copy! Thanks.
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