Saturday, March 17, 2012
Emma was a fine story of 20 or so people living in the English countryside, with nothing to do but visit each other. I will credit Austen with beautifully recreating the monotony that must have prevailed in those days. But who wants to read a monotonous book? Austen has legions of fans, but I can't count myself among them.
If you are ever feeling the urge to read some Austen, save yourself some time and rent Clueless. As I mentioned earlier, Clueless captures the full story in Emma, but also manages to make it interesting.
One more down for the Off the Shelf Challenge!
Next up: Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
Still Listening to: Helen of Troy by Margaret George. I'm on disc 20! Only another week(ish) and I'll be done.