Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Book Review: The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy by Maya Slater

The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy by Maya Slater (2009)

One Line Review: He catalogs his own books, hangs out with Lord Byron, and sleeps with prostitutes and serving girls.

I like the idea of a diary from Darcy's perspective, but though it was more detailed than The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy, it portrayed my beloved Darcy as rather boring and a bit too free with the opposite sex than I would ever imagine, and the friendship between him and Lord Byron was a bit too much. I don't think they would have ever gotten along; it seemed forced.

And from this Darcy I can't understand why Lizzy would have ever fallen for him! Oh, well. I still have Pamela Aidan's novels on Darcy's perspective to keep my company and I have yet to read Amanda Grange's Mr. Darcy's Diary. So hopefully there are others out there worthy of my Mr. Darcy!

Part of the Everything Austen Challenge.

8 comments:

  1. Fitzwilliam Darcy sleeping with prostitutes? Say it ain't so! Really he seemed so uptight before he met Lizzie, I doubt he would even have slept with a serving girl!

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  2. Sorry but you're wrong...he's MY Darcy!!! :-P LOL!!!!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  3. Yes, sadly, Lisa, it's true...but I don't believe it! Nope, Renee, he's still my Mr. Darcy!!!! he he

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  4. Wow, this definitely is a different Darcy than what I would have imagined as well. I've never read Pamela Aidan's novels. What do you like about them?

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  5. thanks for the review. i may stay away from this darcy. i'm gonna check out amanda grange's darcy soon.

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  6. I don't plan to read this one. But Amanda Grange's Mr. Darcy's Diary is a good read; I think it remains true to the Darcy Jane Austen created. I hope you like that one better. :)

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  7. Not my idea of Darcy either. Oh well

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  8. I haven't read this one, but I don't like the ideas. You're right, it doesn't sounds like Mr. Darcy.

    Amanda Grange's book is pretty good.

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