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strangedaze said:words cannot describe the intense dislike i have for jane, ESPECIALLY pride and prejudice i derive no pleasure whatsoever from her stuff. in fact, i was going to create a thread calling for people to share writers they dislike just so i could share my disgust with austen with the world.
strangedaze said:Hummm, not that it should make a difference, but I have a general distaste for novels of/about Regency England. As for the novel, it just seems so... pointless. Pampered snots playing their little love games in a society of 'good manners' does nothing for me. All of the conflict seems superficial; try starving, you whiny little bitch (not you, Ms. Bennet ) then see how woeful your life is. So what if Mr. Darcy is a proud dink? Suck it up, princess. The characters and their innane problems annoy me more than anything. As for Austen's actual writing style, I'm sure I'd be more thrilled about it if she were giving me a story I actually cared about and characters I didn't want to tie up in a plastic bag and drown.
That being said, none of this is meant as a shot to you or anyone else on these forums. I just intensely dislike Jane Austen. If you find something worthwhile in her writing or her novels, well, we're totally different people and I'm okay with that
You have to realize that in different places and different times things weren't as they are now. Its a love story and you need to realize that.
That being said, none of this is meant as a shot to you or anyone else on these forums. I just intensely dislike Jane Austen. If you find something worthwhile in her writing or her novels, well, we're totally different people and I'm okay with that.
but you just come off sounding like a five year old when you try to tell me that I can't dislike something that you enjoy.
Again, I harbor no hard feelings and though I derive some pleasure in seeing people get so worked up over my dislike for Austen, it makes me wonder whether the discussion is actually about her writing or if people are somehow taking my thoughts on it personally.
...you could just do the adult thing and accept that we differ in taste.