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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review of COMPULSIVELY, MR. DARCY



COMPULSIVELY, MR. DARCY may be purchased here.


COMPULSIVELY, MR. DARCY
Nina Benneton

Fitzwilliam Darcy, a wealthy businessman and company owner, goes to Vietnam with his friend, Charles Bingley, to help Charles' sister adopt a child.  When Charles is injured Darcy tries to oversee his care, but comes into conflict with Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, who is wearing surgeon's garb.   After this incident, Elizabeth and Darcy meet again, but Darcy doesn't recognize her.  Elizabeth thinks Darcy pompous and demanding and mistakes the relationship between Charles and Darcy,  Later, George Wickham arrives to cause havoc.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is my favorite book, and I love reading the different versions of it.  COMPULSIVELY, MR. DARCY is a modern retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, which kept me thoroughly entertained.  Mr. Darcy didn't seem quite as arrogant and pompous as the orginal Mr.Darcy, however, this Mr. Darcy has many good qualitities,foremost among them, his protectiveness of those he loves.  The fact that Darcy has OCD makes him all the more likeable and humanizes him to a great degree.  While this Darcy doesn't take the original's place in my heart, I found myself falling a little for him, nevertheless.  Elizabeth makes a great match for Darcy, because she is intelligent, lively, and understands his disorder.  These two make a great couple, and I really enjoyed their courtship.  Perhaps my favorite character in this book is computer-hacking, militant, Mary Bennett.  The sense of family, that is enjoyed in the original version, is continued in this version.  When tragedy strikes, the Bennett family and Darcy pull together.

All in all, COMPULSIVELY, MR. DARCY is an entertaining modernization of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

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