Saturday, November 17, 2018

11. Eligible

By Curtis Sittenfeld (488 pp)

I read a short story in the New Yorker by Sittenfeld and have wanted to try one of her novels ever since. I randomly picked out this one, which I did not know was a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I was disappointed because I don't really like stunt books. To me, a stunt book is retelling a classic or mixing a classic with horror or those memoirs where someone doesn't buy anything for a year and writes about it. I loved this book. And even though it didn't fit, I pictured 1995 BBC Colin Firth as Darcy.