Review: Flirting with Pride and Prejudice

Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece edited by Jennifer Crusie

As a huge P&P fan (and Colin Firth fan, natch!) and a huge chick lit fan, I was stoked to see this title, chock a block with essays from lots of "names" in the chick lit genre.

This slim volume covers everything from analysis of Elizabeth Bennett to discussions about the movie remakes to modern day "rewritings" of certain scenes. Each essay was fresh and fun, and led me to think about P&P in lots of different ways.

And to think about Colin Firth, which is ALWAYS a favorite pastime.

If you haven't read P&P, do so. If you don't want to read it, rent the BBC version of it - it's lovely.

Plus, WET Colin Firth. ;-)

A great read for the Austen fan!


Carrie said...

I would never know that Colin Firth is your favorite thing about P&P. *nsorts*

Anonymous said...

I recently read that the "Mr. Big" character on "Sex and the City" was based on Mr. Darcy. This made me go hmmmmmm.