Here’s a quote from the author: “No one can come close to duplicating Jane Austen. I didn’t try.”
Well that’s good. Heaven forbid you actually even attempt to match Jane Austen. After all, it’s not like you’re writing a sequel to someone else’s intellectual property. Without permission. I mean, if I was writing a sequel to a famous and beloved author’s book, you can bet your ass that I would try my hardest to write something they wouldn’t be ashamed of.
Berdoll also argues with her detractors on Amazon, where her book holds a lofty three-star rating – a half-star below Eragon and Eldest, which should give you some idea of what we’re in for. Perhaps coincidentally, Berdoll shares Paolini’s trait of tossing in long words from a thesaurus every chance she can get. Unlike Paolini, who does it to look smarter or because he thinks they sound cool, Berdoll does this in a futile attempt to make her writing seem Austen-like. Like Paolini, she fails. Dramatically.
One final note: this novel could be tastefully described as pornographically explicit. Hence, these sporkings should be read at your own risk.
- Part the First: Only So Many Bodily Orifices
- Part the Second: Carnal Gratification
- Part the Third: Connubial Inhospitality
- Part the Fourth: Officious Sanguinity
- Part the Fifth: Feminus Denudata
- Part the Sixth: Elizabeth and Darcy Have Sex
- Part the Seventh: Whennymegs
- Part the Eighth: Embarrassed Pigment Enhancement
- Part the Ninth: Giving the Ferret a Run
- Part the Tenth: Dumb As A Rock
- Part the Eleventh: A Week Without Bathing
- Part the Twelfth: Membrum Virile
- Part the Thirteenth: Her Very Tightness
- Part the Fourteenth: Do Not Fart About