Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- I feel accomplished after having read this. I have tried to read it before, but couldn’t ever really get into it. I decided, as one of my goals of 2015, to read more classics. I did that in 2015 (I mean, I read like 2), and decided it was worthwhile to continue in 2016. Pride and Prejudice is my first book read in 2016, and I’m glad I did.
- But God, it was boring. It’s not like I was expecting some incredible action novel. But I expected there to be… more. I felt like much of the book was basically just a daily itinerary for all of the Bennets. He went here, she did this, that’s about it.
- While the plot wasn’t exactly riveting, I did find the characters cleverly written and interesting. Mr. Bennet’s sarcasm towards his wife was hilarious, and her hyperbolic reactions to everything made me laugh. I had a perfect picture in my head of Lydia – what an annoying little thing! – and loved Mr. Collins in all his audacity.