Monday, February 14, 2011


This was the first of my free Kindle books. I have found that you can get most of the classics for free. I loved Pride & Prejudice, so I thought, why not. It was a mistake.

Perhaps, I wasn't in the mood for Jane Austen. Or perhaps I wasn't in the mood for a classic. Whatever it was, I really didn't like this. Through the beginning of the book, I was all "What's going on?" Through the middle I was all "Will this get better?" And at the end I was all "Who the eff cares?" It all just seemed so stupid to me.

Emma fancies herself a matchmaker, but she's bad at it and ruins a couple of people's lives in the process. Then there's this Mr. Knightley character who I thought was quite a bit older than Emma. But, then they fall in love. Sorry if I've ruined it for any of you. When the love part happened, I got a little bit sick to my stomach. I honestly thought he was her father's age, so I had this whole picture of him being old and her being really young. Then they were together and I got the creeps.

After wikipedia'ing that shit I found out that Knightley was actually only supposed to be around 37. Austen wrote him like he was 50 or 60.

Overall, this book was a pretty huge let down. 2/5 or 4/10 stars.


Angie said...

Molls, you should have just saved yourself the trouble and watched the 90's classic film Clueless. Based on Emma, and it never disappoints.

Molly said...

I totally should have. I thought the book would be just as good. But turns out, without the cute outfits, the story kinda sucks.