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    I have no idea what the smeg you lot are on about, you're forcing me to retire to bed!
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    I have no idea what the smeg you lot are on about, you're forcing me to retire to bed!
    And then there was one
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    I'm not gone quite yet, i'm not tired enough.
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    (Original post by Zapsta)
    Erm... how about the over reliance on dialogue? Or the one dimensional characters? Or the complete lack of a decent story?!
    It's a satire of relationships and society in Jane Austen's time! Your criticisms are like saying "Harry Potter is completely unrealistic".. JK Rowling wasn't trying to write a slice-of-life novel and Jane Austen wasn't trying to write an edge-of-your-seat, psychological, descriptive thriller!

    and you can't call Elizabeth Bennet one dimensional :eek: Well, you can, but lots of people would disagree!
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    It's a satire of relationships and society in Jane Austen's time! Your criticisms are like saying "Harry Potter is completely unrealistic".. JK Rowling wasn't trying to write a slice-of-life novel and Jane Austen wasn't trying to write an edge-of-your-seat, psychological, descriptive thriller!

    and you can't call Elizabeth Bennet one dimensional :eek: Well, you can, but lots of people would disagree!
    A fellow HP fan?

    (edit: but, of course, I'm a very *serious* future English lit. student :rolleyes: )
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    Yes, Aylesbury is ****.
    Random but true...
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    (Original post by Zapsta)
    And then there was one
    Two. but i'm a bit late.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    Yes, Aylesbury is ****.
    where did that come from?
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    ahhh...what book?

    hehe, only few people knows why i'm called fly by but i'm not tell you!
    Flora Poste - the protagonist of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
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    (Original post by shilling)
    A fellow HP fan?

    (edit: but, of course, I'm a very *serious* future English lit. student :rolleyes: )
    Me too! and me too!
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    (Original post by bratcat)
    Flora Poste - the protagonist of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
    It's a good day for UKL book lovers you're the first one so far who's spotted that alone!
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    I have sleeping problems....that's why i'm up.
    Ditto :rolleyes:
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    Ok off to bed i toddle, so toodles late toddling toddlers.
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    Ok off to bed i toddle, so toodles late toddling toddlers.
    see ya then!
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    Ok off to bed i toddle, so toodles late toddling toddlers.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    It's a satire of relationships and society in Jane Austen's time! Your criticisms are like saying "Harry Potter is completely unrealistic".. JK Rowling wasn't trying to write a slice-of-life novel and Jane Austen wasn't trying to write an edge-of-your-seat, psychological, descriptive thriller!
    Yes, excellent satire in which she manages to get the reader caught up in the romanticism of it. And doesn't make anyone laugh. Job well done Jane Austen! Go and write another book now, based on exactly the same concept but with a different title and characters with different names. Don't forget the ridiculous characters - the unsubtlety is obviously a stroke of genius and not just pure crassness.

    She may have been trying to write "a satire of relationships and society" but it just developed into her own stupid little fantasy, which no one should care about but loads of people did. Maybe because the spelling was quite good. The fact that this was all based on the era she was living in just adds to unoriginallity of it all. Get an imagination! Nobody would get away with a modern day version of the story.

    Harry Potter is just terribly written. And also suffers from cliched plot.
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    (Original post by Zapsta)
    And doesn't make anyone laugh.
    She makes me laugh.
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    (Original post by Zapsta)
    The fact that this was all based on the era she was living in just adds to unoriginallity of it all. Get an imagination! Nobody would get away with a modern day version of the story.
    If you want "original", go and read a fantasy novel. And what should she have based it on, a made up society? A vision of the future? Yeah, that would have made a great book, some woman trying to ridicule an imaginary British society in 3033 :rolleyes:

    And actually, Helen Fielding has said that Bridget Jones is really just a modern day version of Pride and Prejudice, and its sales and success would tell you that she did get away with it.
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    (Original post by shilling)
    She makes me laugh.

    example (definitely made me laugh when I read it): "She was not a woman of many words; for unlike people in general, she proportioned them to the number of her ideas."
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    ****, I posted that^^ on the wrong thread
 
 
 
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