Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Jay Fowler

This is an intelligent, warm and witty book. The narrator is reminiscent of Mary Smith in Cranford in that she observes but does not really take part in the action (in fact, we never learn who she is). It's been made into a film as well. Well worth reading although I could have done without the synopses of the Austen books at the end (and if you did need them, you would probably want to find them at the beginning of the book). Great observation of character.

Day 285; Book 274


  1. My mom just bought a copy of this at a used bookstore- I think I might steal it from her later...

  2. Jane Austen really does seem to be everywhere at the moment, her never ending popularity is amazing, the teenager in our house is currently reading Pride and Prejudice and zombies, it's almost like on top of Austen's own books there is a whole genre that has sprung up around her; the Austen book.