Saturday, 17 November 2012

Book Review #7: Being Elizabeth Bennet

Love the books of Jane Austen? Fell in love with Mr. Darcy? Always wanted to be Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice? This book is for certain a must read then, because it truly throws you in the world of Jane Austen's books in a whole different way.

Elizabeth Bennet is the wittiest and most attractive heroine in English literature. And for the first time, in "Being Elizabeth Bennet", you are given the opportunity to star in the most popular novel in the English language: "Pride and Prejudice". You will be faced throughout this book with delicate challenges and dangerous choices. Whether you're accepting Mr Darcy the first time he professes his attachment, deciding to elope with Mr Wickham or avoiding a murderous Lady Catherine de Bourgh, this is a chance to rewrite Austen's most famous book. You decide who to marry and when. And if you have always preferred Mr Knightley's sophistication or have a sneaking admiration for the odious Mr Elliot then you can marry them instead. However, make choices with caution: "Being Elizabeth Bennet" is packed with characters and plot twists to thwart your happy union with Pemberly's most eligible bachelor. You must complete five stages - and successfully negotiate your way through Austen's five other novels - before can choose to accept Mr Darcy. But if the outcome does not suit, simply return to page 1 and create a new Jane Austen adventure.

I own a copy of this books already for quite some years and I've read it already a couple of times, not fully, but at least parts of it. I've always loved Pride & Prejudice, read the book a couple of times, seen the movies god knows how many times, so this book was an absolute must have for me.

The book has so many turning points where you can choose what Lizzie has to do, I loved it. There a few questions where you really have to guess (turn left or right?), but most of them are a lot harder to think about. Accept invitations, elope with Mr. Wickham and I can go on like this for quite a while. Obviously, if you don't like the outcome, turn back to the decision moment and pick another answer (yes, that's what I did as well till I ended up at the marriage with Mr. Darcy), but it is great to see in what different ways you can end up.

I guess for those that never liked Pride & Prejudice, don't even start on it, you will be bored to your wits, but those who loved it, has seen the movie(s) many times and so on, do pick up a copy ones, you'll love it! Anyone who ever read/played the book?

1 comment:

  1. Jup I'm the person that you described in that last paragraph :P I couldn't read it. I think I'm just not cut out for these stories :P You make the book sound really awesome in your review though.