Sunday, January 17, 2010

Book Review #865
Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen
Rating: three stars (out of four)

I've read Northanger Abbey before, but not for several years and I had forgotten most of the plot. One of the reasons I really enjoyed this novel was because of the way Austen wrote it. She is so good at creating characters who get under your skin and make you think. She also creates other people who are so despicable you want to shove them off a cliff, but can't because you are too curious to see what they are going to do next. I also loved her snarky comments throughout the novel, they made me laugh out loud. I viewed this book in a whole different perspective when we discussed the story and characters in class. I saw how Austen was cleverly making fun of other novels of the time. I would totally recommend anything Jane Austen has written.

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