Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Five Chapters In.

     Five chapters in and I still don't know what to think of Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James.  I'm pretty particular when it comes to spinoffs of previous works. And when it comes to Miss Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy I am uber particular.  They are possibly my favorite couple from a book and I want their essense to be exactly like it should be.  And I can't tell if P.D. James has accomplished that or not.
     Alas, it is a murder mystery of some sort so it is to be expected that things are not as they seem and characters are not as they should be, but still don't mess with Miss Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.  The author seems to put a lot of useless information into the story, I'm worn out just trying to sort out everything she has included.  And believe me it is a lot.  And it's only been five chapters! I can't begin to imagine how the next... damnit.  This is one of those books where they restart the counting of the chapters because there are parts to the book. 
     Yes, I know how ironic that is for me to say because the same thing happens in Pride and Prejudice.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, you'll have to let us know how it goes. I've never been a huge fan of books that spin off of characters in different books. I mean I'm not against fan-fic or redeveloping those worlds, but it's just so hard for other people to find the magic of the original, so I will be quite interested to see what you think about this book as you get further into it.

    I've somehow got it into my head to read/reread Paradise Lost. It's going to be a long summer.