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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843179962
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843179962
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A bodice-rippingly erotic twist on Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice Daily Mail Titillating parody mash-up TNT Magazine The parody will delight readers of Pride and Prejudice and lovers of Fifty Shades of Grey Woman's Way This clever book is just a riot... It's peppered with puns and will have you chuckling all night. Burnley Express

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This is just lazy writing.
Erin
Purchasing this book on my kindle, I kinda had a small ide of what to expect, but nothing like this!
Sam
Stilted writing with a poor use of humor.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kindle addict on December 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
I've been excessively diverted by the difference in reviews for this book in the US and UK. It is A Parody... So if you are expecting anything like a gentle and amusing homage to either P&P or fifty shades, then avoid. This book is irreverent, rude and very funny. I am a huge Jane Austen fan, I love romance novels and I have read the 50 shades series and liked aspects of those books too. however, I also love satire and loved the debunking of romance cliches...but I didn't run away shrieking with a fit of the vapours to see the genre made fun of.
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Christina Boyd @xtnaboyd VINE VOICE on November 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
"Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy" is described as "A titillating mash-up of an erotic bestseller and a romantic classic, peppered with puns." As an unabashed reader of anything Jane Austen or "Pride & Prejudice"... as well as a blushing, shameless fan of E. L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey", I confess, my curiosity was peaked. How could it not? In a literary world of sequels, prequels and what ifs, it was but a foregone conclusion that someone would lampoon these two bestsellers together. Contrived by a writer with a silly nom de plume, William Codpiece Thwackery, how could this be anything but a hoot? (Warning: Spoilers.)

"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. It was immediately apparent that this course, vulgar farce was simply going for shock value.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 25, 2013
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This book didn't appeal to me nearly as much as it obviously has to some others.

The basic premise is a good one, and there is some real humour derived from subverting Jane Austen's picture of 19th Century propriety with Mrs Bennett distraught because her daughters haven't yet been ravished, for example. The idea of Mr Collins as Phil Collins is also very funny to begin with, but the rather laboured jokes about his lyrics and song titles did wear pretty thin - and that's what I thought about the whole book, really. It's an inspired comic idea which would be great for a sketch or possibly even a 30-minute programme, but for me it couldn't support an entire book and I found myself skimming a lot while admittedly enjoying the occasional chuckle.

At least part of the problem is that I have not read 50 Shades Of Grey. This may be better if you have read 50 Shades, but for me it was a good comic premise and some funny ideas which made me laugh in places, but which was stretched far too thinly to maintain my interest.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Palmer on March 5, 2013
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Wow. Horrid. I love satire. I love mash-ups. I hated this book. The sample had me thinking I'd be seeing a strong, dominant and super sexy Darcy, don't trust the sample in this case. The book is neither funny or sexy.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 6, 2013
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A great blend of both books with a satisfying ending and plenty of funny moments. One example: messages between Darcy and Elizabeth are carried back and forth by their servants, Mr. Lapptop and Mrs. Blackberry. Great blend of the old with the new!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Casey on February 18, 2013
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It is my fault. I should have realized it was modeled after "Fifty Shades". I couldn't read that book either.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on November 23, 2012
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I started to read this book, thought it might be interesting. First few pages were vulgar and crude. I will finish the book, but only because I paid for it. Will not recommend unless you truly enjoy vulgarity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue Dutton on May 23, 2013
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I really enjoyed the opening sequence of this book and chose to read the whole based on that. The result was a bit like a comedy sketch which had been allowed to go on too long. It was funny in parts but the impact was lost in a whole novel.
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