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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TBR Tuesday: Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World

Most of us have books we've bought with all intentions of reading (or maybe just because it was cheap!), only to have them fade away on a shelf or disappear into a stack of books, never to be seen or thought of again.
TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.

On my TBR

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World
Abigail Reynolds

"I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry." Elizabeth Bennet's furious response to Mr. Darcy's marriage proposal in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice has resonated for generations of readers. But what if she never had a chance to say it? Would she learn to recognize Mr. Darcy's admirable qualities on her own? The Last Man in the World follows Elizabeth and Darcy as they struggle to find their way through the maze of their prejudices after Elizabeth, against her better judgment, agrees to marry Darcy instead of saying those famous words. Two of the most beloved characters in English literature explore the meaning of true love on a tumultuous journey to make a success of their marriage. THE PEMBERLEY VARIATIONS by Abigail Reynolds is a series of novels exploring the roads not taken in Pride & Prejudice.

The awesome people at the Sourcebooks booth at ALA last year gave me a copy of this during a chat about Jane, and I originally had planned to read it for this year's Jane in June.  But then the (again, awesome) people at Sourcebooks sent me the ginormous box of Jane, and I thought it would be wiser to read and review some of the newer stuff (which included another title by Reynolds, What Would Mr Darcy Do?, which I loved).  So this one got pushed back into the stack (along with about a billion other books that my overachiever ass thought she was going to try to read this month).  But now, having read WWMDD and having had people comment and say they love Reynolds and love this book, my fingers are itching to dig it back out of the stack.  I'd say it's pretty definite that I will be reviewing it next year, but whether I'll actually wait to read it...that's debatable.  ;)

[side note: the zombie lover in me totes thinks this sounds like a zombie book title...]

Any of you read this one?  Love it, hate it, want to sleep with it under your pillow at night?
What's on your Janeish TBR?

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  1. I have read this one a few times! It is by far my favorite of Abigail Reynolds, and is probably in my top four of Pride and Prejudice variations. You need to move this one up to the "next up" spot on your reading list for sure.

  2. This is my favorite Abigail Reynolds book too. If you liek angst and emotion, you will love this one!

  3. LOVE IT!! But, like I said before, I have yet to read a book by Abigail Reynolds that I did not love. I have read this book twice now and can definitely see me reading it again and again!! Like Meredith said, the angst and emotion in this book is one of the many elements that keep the reader reading!

  4. WWMDD is my favorite Reynolds novel, but this one is right up there. The scene where he finally realizes she doesn't even like him is so well written, as is the gradual change of her affections.

  5. LOL - love your zombie twist to the title
    you know despite darcy looking a bit napoleonish on the cover, this is one i've been eye-ing for quite awhile

  6. Yes! Does that drive you nuts too? I think that's one of the reasons I put it off.


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