- File Size: 647 KB
- Print Length: 387 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1549715100
- Publisher: HANNA HOUSE PUBLISHING LTD; 2 edition (September 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075CTV9XV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,330 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Personally, I'd Rather Lick Sand: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation Romantic Comedy Kindle Edition
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Although, he admits that he loves her. She never does actually say she loves him and although they end up together, it's not thanks to her!
To start, Lizzy is a Philadelphia girl. As in Yo! Phillie! Let's pelt Santa Claus with snowballs at an Eagles game just for the kicks! Lizzy is obnoxiously blunt and she's got a major potty mouth. Actually, the characters ALL have potty mouths. Even Jane. If you can't handle the F-bomb, don't even crack this book open. Lots of insult humor and name calling. Sort of like Don Rickles, only it's coming from a female millennial. (Surprisingly, the sexual content is pretty chaste- nothing beyond kissing.)
But-- Lord, help me!-- the banter is REALLY good. Conversations show quick, rapid-fire wit with the kind of lines that in real life you wish you could think of on the spot but can't come up with until a few hours after they're relevant. I chuckled a lot, even though I also shook my head a lot. Sometimes I laughed out loud. Poor Darcy is on the receiving end a good deal of the time (though he often gives as good as he gets), and I am sure many readers will find this Lizzy annoying.
Well, she IS annoying. Jane and Charlotte both tell her she's overly judgmental. She's also stubborn and sticks with her first impressions. She jumps down Darcy's throat every time they're together long before she makes that connection that he's the same guy who sent her a scathing rejection letter for her manuscript. Then again, there IS the obligatory overheard insult the night they meet that is the primary basis for her dislike.
Even though she's not the sweet, empathetic creature I usually imagine her to be, I found that Lizzy's brash personality works within the context of this book. Again, if you can't handle that, you won't like her or this book. Most of it is written in first person from her point of view, so we hear her thoughts, which can be even snarkier than what she says out loud. Other chapters and occasional passages switch to third person showing Darcy's POV.
Georgiana enters the story before Darcy does (although not before his rejection letter), and a variation of Ramsgate has NOT occurred. She becomes a roommate to Jane and Lizzy (twins in this imagining). They're all college students. There are many great little details throughout the book, like the two goldfish, Ben Afleck and Matt Damon who also share the apartment. (Unfortunately, George Clooney had to be flushed before our story begins.) Charlotte manages a coffee shop where Lizzy and Wickham both work.
By the time Lizzy meets Darcy, we learn that he is on edge because he reluctantly took over his father's publishing company after the senior Mr. Darcy died two years ago. Darcy hates what he's doing but has to grit his teeth and hang on for another six months, when he can finally turn over the company reins to others and go to law school. AND he gets stuck in traffic driving from Charlotte, NC to Phillie. The combination of circumstances puts him in a rotten mood when he finally gets to the party to see Georgiana and meet her new roomies.
The Bennet family crisis near the end of the story is changed, too. Lydia and Kat (Kitty) are also twins, but they're mentioned less frequently than Marin (Mary), who is an interesting character. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have a more congenial relationship than in canon, though Mrs. B. is still overly preoccupied with marrying off her daughters.
I have to give any book props when it tickles my funny bone, as this did. I imagine it would appeal more to twenty-somethings than me, because I think the author could have achieved the same humor level without all the distracting swearing. It's a really good modern variation of P&P, and the characters work within the universe this author created. So, I recommend it as long as you seriously consider the caveats I mentioned above.