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b.rea
07-27-2003, 02:00 AM
Austen did not write for the sake of action. She wrote for the purpose of sharply honed social critique. Ordinary life lived by ordinary people is where true critique and a greater understanding of human nature occurs. Action/adventure novels, romances, fantasies--they all have their place, of course, and deservedly so, but with different purposes. If you want action, read Tolkien, Crichton, or early Clancy. Avoid gnashing your teeth at an author for not doing what he or she purposely set out to not do.

Dawn
05-24-2005, 07:07 PM
This book was little different then the books I have read, but the truth no matter how many times I tried to be opened minded about the book it was unsuccessful. The book is rather boring and has no action. All of Austen's books are the same, they basically follow the same lifestyle and classes of society. Reading about society and class being of such importance gets lame and boring after a while. Austen is not one of my favorites is all.