One of my friends noticed that I am quite the fan of all things Austen. Apparently, her cousin has some friends in the LA area that put together an uber funny bit. And I just thought that it'd be appropriate to share this strike of genius here! Enjoy!
If you deserve to be in JAA, you have surely read pretty much any sequel or spin-off which you have come across. If you are anything like me, you are often left disappointed in these spin-offs. In my opinion, too many modern authors desecrate that which made Jane, Jane. She was true to societal rules, morals, etc. The heroine was never immoral, corrupt or devious (not including Lady Susan, which Jane herself never chose to publish, interestingly).
I am currently re-reading a Jane themed book, "Captain Wentworth's Diary." Amanda Grange has delved quite deeply into the Jane genre with her many diaries of Austen men as well as one of her most recent novels, "Mr. Darcy, Vampyre." Grange's books I enjoy. True, they aren't Jane, but they are certainly pleasure reads! While the diary of each Austen hero is, in my opinion, quite clearly written by a woman, they are an escape back into a beloved tale, one which we wished would not end in the first place.
And so I ask you, reader, what are your thoughts on these spin-off tales? Have you any favorites? Have you read any by Amanda Grange? Share your thoughts here, and I am sure I will have more posts about other spin-offy sequels as well.
This isn't your normal "support" group. I'm not looking to overcome my addiction to everything Jane, Regency and England! I'm looking to elaborate upon it, share and revel in it, and if along the way you'd like to join me, it's all the better!
Welcome to my Jane blog. I am starting this blog because of the obvious reasons, as stated above. I know that I am not alone in the world either - just google Jane Austen and a bajillion things come up in your search!
I hope that this can be a place to share with others my thoughts about everything Jane! Not only share my thoughts, but hear yours as well. Lovers of Jane, let us unite!