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Jane Slayre Paperback – Bargain Price, April 13, 2010
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Erwin raises the bar for the next generation of "monster classics." Unique and gripping revision of a well-loved classic. Enthusiastically recommended for all. --Library Journal (starred review)
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There were some things that I did not enjoy-particularly the zombies at Lowood and the treatment of Helen Burns. In the original, Helen is a close friend of Jane and very important to her. In Jane Slayre, I didn't feel that Jane was as close to Helen and I didn't like Helen's fate in the novel. Most of the time however, I was able to enjoy the changes to the story but there were a few times that I did want to go pick up Jane Eyre instead.Read more ›
I can also see why some people may not like it. The purists who hate to have a classic "messed" with might not have the same fun that I had with this book. The main story of Jane was altered a bit and not just by the paranormal parts. Jane had a more amiable time with the humans in her life than in the original book. Her fortitude seemed to come more from the frightening circumstances in her life before she was old enough to handle such things. Even Mr. Rochester was more likable from his introduction into Jane's life. It still was not a happy childhood, and Rochester is still forever the antagonist, but the main turning points in her life still held. It is as though a fan just tweaked parts of her life we would have all liked for our heroine. That I understand completely. :)
I do recommend this book for those who want to have a bit of fun with their classic version of Jane. Finding a new way to cheer for her. For those that are purists of classic literature, I suggest you pass this one and read the original Jane Eyre. I gave this book 4 stars and had fun reading it.
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Cool idea Nice and fun book writting is ok good rythme despite slow start on 3 chaptersPublished 10 months ago by gregoire duparc
Perfect conduction and super fast delivery. Also an amazing book to read.Published 12 months ago by Alice Bride
Very disappointing. I thought this was a satire up there like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" or "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters." It wasn't that funny. Read morePublished 12 months ago by G. Recipient
Fun romp imagining Jane Eyre as a "Slayer"....familiar yet new!Published 15 months ago by Ellen J. Curran