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Fifty Shades of Mr Darcy: A Parody Paperback – November 1, 2012
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good riding crop must be in want of a pair of bare buttocks to thrash." Eh-hem. And that is how we find Elizabeth Bennet, tied to Mr. Darcy's bedposts, flashing back to how she came to such a moment... Mrs. Bennet, now on her 4th husband, Billy Bob Bennett--she previously "bonked" to death his predecessors (Thwackery's word choice, not mine) announces to her family, "I have heard that both men are considerably well endowed. Both have huge packages..." Unlike Austen's irrepressible Elizabeth who possesses a dry wit, enjoys spotting a fool, and refuses to be taken lightly, this Elizabeth is not even offended by Mr. Darcy's initial slight; she does at least resist her mother's pleas to don a leather mini-dress. "If Mr. Darcy considers himself above our station, I can understand it. After all, our stepfather has but two thousand pounds a year, and Mr. Darcy is a man of vast wealth, and well known for his charitable works." One of which is his support of unwed mothers in a business venture called Hooters.Read more ›
Pride and Prejudice meets Fifty Shades of Grey in William Codpiece Thwackery's mashup, Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy. I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen's classic and I've never read E.L. James's work, but I entered into "Thwackery's" world with an open mind. Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy is a bit of a difficult book to review. There are some genuinely funny moments -- the author has a deft hand with wit and sarcasm that shows itself in spots -- but overall I felt like the humor in Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy was a bit too much, even for a parody. After a while the jokes began to wear thin, and with them constantly being repeated the book started to drag toward the end.
Austen aficionados be warned: Pride and Prejudice has been stripped to its bare bones in this book. Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy is primarily a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey, and the author does do a good job of pointing out some of the silliness in Ms. James's work (I've read enough about Fifty Shades of Grey spot most of the jokes about it). However, I felt like "Thwackery" missed an opportunity with this mashup by not poking fun at Pride and Prejudice more. I'm not sure I'll ever re-read Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy, but I did laugh out loud at times while reading it, and since it's a parody there's something to be said for that.
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I love bdsm, I love parody and I love comedy. Unfortunately I bought this book new and I'm not sadistic enough to sell it on. Read morePublished 10 months ago by anne boland
I don't know what I was expecting, but this was not it. I've made it as far as page 56 before I decided "That's it!!!!!! I can't take it anymore". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Khulood AlSuwaidi
I give a star only because giving none is not an option.
It was an embarassingly poor read, down there among the worst books I have read, I'm sorry to say
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