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Jocelyn (The Reading World)

I love to read and can get very attached to my opinions, but recently I've been learning not to completely lose my head when people disagree with me, so feel safe to argue with me whenever you wish ;) 


*massive eyroll*

— feeling alien
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues - Linda Berdoll

Maybe it's just me, but I cannot for the life of GOD understand this apparently universal urge among Austen readers to sex-ify Mr. Darcy (and Lizzy Bennett, to a lesser extent). I don't think I'm being a total prude either. I've gotten fairly, errrr, imaginative when it comes to romance couples I cheer for but the one in P&P is not one of them. To me it was always the intellectual chemistry that appealed, although the sexual subtext is there. But Colin Firth's lake scene in the BBC adaptation always made me cringe because it seemed so incongruent, just randomly coming out of nowhere...which by the way I could have seen as a statement of Mr. Darcy being embarrassingly "at his worst" in front of Lizzy in his own home, until I realized the real way that the vast majority of the audience interpreted it. *wince*

Having said that though? I might take a look at this if a rainy day comes along and I have nothing else to read...which will never happen. One thing I will never do is to imagine that it's written by Austen, unless it turns out to be written ironically. Which I know it isn't.