Giovanni Donelli Donelli de Călineşti, Moldova
J'ai adoré ce livre. J'ai aimé lire chaque page. Le fait qu'il s'agisse d'une fiction historique en fait l'un des meilleurs livres que j'ai lus sur l'histoire de l'Amérique latine. Magnifique livre qui m'a donné envie d'en savoir plus sur l'histoire de la République dominicaine et surtout sur l'ère de la dictature.
I really really REALLY wanted to like this book. and for the first 50 or so pages, I did (a sword slinging Elizabeth, highly trained in martial arts who rips peoples still-beating hearts out? What's not to love?). But by page 100 it was loosing me. I continued on only in the hopes that some ingenious plot twist would be forthcoming; but it never came. I'd guess that roughly half the book was direct unaltered Austen, the rest was slightly altered (i.e. insert a bit of blood and gore) Austen with a very (VERY) light sprinkling of actual new material. And having recently finished (and enjoyed) the original, it was just redundant. Perhaps if Elizabeth had discovered that Darcy was involved in a plot to perpetuate the zombie plague and had to use subtle arts (both feminine and deadly) to wrest the cure from his grasp and if Jan had to help Elizabeth save Bingley from the ill intentions of his influential friend, and if Lydia had decided Wickham was a bore, killed him in hand to hand combat and opened (with the help of Lady Cathrine) a very successful House of Ill Repute. Then maybe I would have enjoyed the book a bit more. Just a thought.