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Worst ending ever.....,
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This review is from: The Watsons and Emma Watson: Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed by Joan Aiken (Kindle Edition)
No Jane Austen wit or humor.
No one can really capture the unique and brilliant wit of Jane Austen in finishing a novel or a Jane Austen spinoff, but some did managed to create a pleasant reading and even add some humor like: "Sanditon" finish by "another lady". However this was not the case of Joan Atkins's Emma Watson.
The beginning of Emma Watson I thought was very good. It connect well with The Watsons, even when the author has change some of Jane Austen details in her characters. The language was good and was full of period details and information . I also LOVED the fact that Joan Aiken made an attempt to change the fate of Emma Watson from what Jane Austen intended, and create a new and very different man for her to fall in love with......
I really enjoyed the reading all the way to the last 4 or 5 chapters when everything start to go wrong.
IT'S ALMOST LIKE THE AUTHOR GOT TIRED OF WRITING, RUN OUT OF IDEAS AND DECIDED TO END THE BOOK.
She start to copy scenes from Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility (witch any reader can identify with no difficulty), and she brought all of her characters to a nice but very abrupt conclusion without developing more details around their circumstances.
But the worst part was the fact that she NEVER develop a love story for Emma Watson. I was so looking forward for this love story that the disappointment of its nonexistence ruined the entire book. She married the heroine with only few words exchanged between her and her future husband, literarily. I believe not even in real life of Jane Austen's time people would not marry without a more knowledge of each other, specially a Jane Austen character!
I think this was one of her trade marks in her novels. Her heroines have always took their time in study the character of the man they where in love with struggling between the requirements of their social status and the choice of their heart (English is not my first language and I don't know if I express myself very clear here, but I do hope you get the point).
Overall it WAS a disappointment, I give it two stars instead of one only because the language in my opinion was pretty good.