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Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 2011
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Rigaud presents a witty, riveting, and sexy retelling of Pride and Prejudice in her debut novel, originally self-published as Slurry. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n'roll go surprisingly well with this retelling of Austen's classic. (Publishers Weekly 20110914)
Yes, you read that right, Pride and Prejudice plus sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Such is the premise for Fitzwilliam Darcy: Rock Star, the innovative, contemporary retelling of P&P by author Heather Lynn Rigaud.
I'm a big fan of "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen and enjoy reading retellings of it, of course not all work for me however "Fitzwilliam Darcy; Rock Star" did. I enjoyed the mix of the "old" characters in a new setting & time and think that the author did a great job with writing her own modern, rock star version of "Pride & Prejudice" (About Happy Books 20110915)
I really enjoyed this one and would love to see the author do another rock star take on a classic!
If you can handle the rock lifestyle, prepare yourself for a spicy, hot read!
(One Literature Nut 20110914)
This is really a must read for fans of the original story who really are up to something updated and modern but with the same heart as Pride and Prejudice. (A Curious Statistical Anomaly 20110921)
You will definitely enjoy it!
(Royal Reviews 20111029)
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star is a fresh take on Austen's famed and beloved characters, set in the wild world of the music industry bringing a highly entertaining aspect to this modern retelling. If you love the two, this mash up is for you. (A Life Bound by Books 20110929)
WOW! Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star has to be one of the sexiest Austenesque novels I have ever read! With a smoldering Darcy, a playboy Richard Fitzwilliam, and a tender Charles Bingley, Slurry is one hot trio and I completely fell in love with each of them! (Austenesque Reviews 20110915)
Heather Lynn Rigaud put an interesting spin on things and I for one loved thinking about Darcy shirtless wearing a pair of leather pants! Rock on!
(Hanging with Bells 20110930)
About the Author
Heather Lynn Rigaud spends much of her time thinking about how Regency-era characters would exist now, and how a wife and mother would have lived in the past. She is a professional writer with degrees in music therapy and teaching who lives with her husband and two sons in Kingston, New York.(20110914)
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The rock star theme made me anticipate some badass behaviour but Darcy was a lamb, the exception being Richard who was slightly less straight than the rest... The pace was much slower than I would have thought and the "misunderstandings" a bit unbelievable.
All in all a good read but nothing exceptional.
The rock band "Slurry" is checking out the "Long Borne Suffering" as their warm up act on their tour. Darcy, the founder and guitarist of the band, makes a rather unflattering remark that makes the girls defences come up. Not surprisingly, Elizabeth hold on to her grudges the longest.
There will be three love stories unravelling and although E&D and J&C are no surprises, the third couple might. Although I have seen Charlotte and Richard paired before, this was a fresh and inventive take...
The "break up" between Jane and Bingley was one of the weaknesses in the story. I did not buy that.
Wickham are present as the former lead singer of the band and he is vile, Caroline was a pleasant surprise. Lady Catherine and Anne are present as the record company but has small roles and Mr Collins work for them. The rest of the Bennet's have even lesser roles, although there is a funny exchange of wit between Elizabeth and her father on the phone who were one of the highlights of the book.
There are several new additions to the cast and most significant was Alex Lucas as Charlotte's brother and the girls manager.
The plot is largely evolving around the three relationships although Wickham has a scheme that will cause havoc.
There are some lyrics written in the book and they felt clammy.
I think I had too high expectations of this book and that lead to disappointment.
I generally like modern variations.
The mature content make this a book suitable for adults only.
I've encountered plenty of Darcys I did not like, but this one is just so sexy you can't help but cry with the thought that this is a fictional character. I loved the author's characterizations of our favorite P&P characters. And I have to say I love what she did with Caroline! Love her in this book.
I initially bought this on my Kindle but this is one of those books I loved so much I went back and bought the paperback to sit alongside the other books I deemed amazing enough to buy again. #booknerd
I look forward to reading this again and again! I can't get enough of guitar rock god Fitzwilliam Darcy!
"It IS like a fairy tale. I read the news reports and even I can't believe it. ...(removed for spoiler reasons)... That just sounds so hokey. If you tried to sell our story to a movie studio, they would just laugh."
Yes. That's right and I love the author for typing that sentence because it made me stop and think...it's FICTION! Stop taking it so seriously! HA HA! . But, you don't really feel much of the hokey because of the rest of the flurry of activity, so it's all good if you just roll with it because you will meet a whole group of people struggling with their issues (one of my fave quotes from the book..."Issues?" Richard said sarcastically. "Liz, he's got a whole subscription"!!) and it all just works.
I loved the writing and didn't really draw parallels between Pride and Prejudice, I just enjoy a hot sexy rock god book and a big love fest, so I loved this book!
I still gave it 3 stars because once it got going I did like the storyline even though some of it seemed sort of out there. All of these perfect rich people to begin with. It was sort of like a fairy tale ending too with both groups matching up and then having the big wedding.
I do read some books twice especially if there is another one that comes out in that series but I would have to say that this book would not be one of them.
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