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A Discussion Point

*waves* Hey there everyone! My name's Rini and I'm a newbie at this community! Just thought I'd post to say Hi and have a discussion point with the members and watchers.

Let me say that I kind of hate Jane Austen.

No matter how much I love the movies, I hate the books. I don't know why but I was reading Persuasion and totally started freaking out.  I got depressed and couldn't read it anymore. I HAD to put it down.  I found it funny, actually, because I love  The Family Fortune, a retelling of Persuasion. I really did! It's one of my favourites, in fact. I don't know why I freaked out like that.  I hate reading Jane Austen. I mean, I gave her a chance, really, but I hate her.

As a self-proclaimed Book Lover, is it bad that I hate reading Austen? Is she one of those authors that you just have to like, if you're a literature person? 


I think she's incredibly overrated as a writer and her novels work only because of the plot; her writing style, to me, leaves much to be desired. (One reason why the movies are better than the books)

I pretty much have the same opinion of Dickens, an incredibly plot-gifted writer, but an incredibly uber-wordy writer. (But he's not as worse as Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness was a PAIN to get through!)

What are, in your opinion, the most overrated authors and books? What classics did you think benefited from a retelling? Any retellings you would recommend or you wish would happen?

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    A sequel to 14, in which the Great Old Ones arrive to eat the world. Kavach Press, 2020, 333 pages Murdoch’s past has finally come…

  • Burr, by Gore Vidal

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