Saturday, April 10, 2010
Review - The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
I decided to read this book because it seemed that so many people were talking about it and had a lot of positive things to say about the book. As I haven't read much Jane Austen, or is it that I simply cannot remember what I have read, I thought that this would be interesting. Having read it, I can see why people liked it. "The Lost Memoirs" was a light-hearted read that I finished quickly.
I knew that I was reading a work of fiction, but it was written as if it were fact. Ms. James did a good job with how she blended it. I found myself loving, hating and then loving some of the characters as I read. I am certainly not a Jane Austen expert. Could this story have really happened? Perhaps. That's one of the reasons that I love fiction that is well-written. When done correctly, the reader believes that it may have actually happened as the author wrote it.
I need to clear my reading table to make room, but will be looking to read some novels by Jane Austen in the future.