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I'm a multitasking, knitting, cooking, voraciously-reading library worker who wants to spread her bibliomania as far as possible.

Currently reading

Ash and Silver: A Sanctuary Novel
Carol Berg
The Sleeping Partner
Madeleine E. Robins
Kraken
China Mieville
Sense & Sensibility (Austen Project) - Joanna Trollope

This is less an adaptation than a straightforward updating of Sense and Sensibility. All characters have the same names, act in the same fashion (more or less), and follow a modernized version of almost the exact plot of the original.

 

Although I love adaptations and appreciate it when they are faithful to the source material, I was hoping for something slightly more inventive (perhaps a bit of additional character development? Elinor is an architect in this one. It would have been nice to hear more about it). Perhaps building on the established characters instead of simply reiterating the same.

 

On the bright side, the writing is engaging, and Ms. Trollope didn't have much more patience for Marianne's hystrionics than I did, so there was that.