Small Old Jane Austen Wank
I was browsing Jane Austen sequels and came on this exchange on the Amazon review page of Consequence: Or Whatever Happened To Charlotte Lucas
This book is absolutely awful., June 15, 1999
By A Customer
I am also, like the author, a JASNA member. I looked forward to the book, particularly as the presumable topic was Charlotte. The author's verbage is more an exercise in her wish to string together names of "offspring" of all the characters in all the Jane Austen novels ever written, without regard to time, location, and most certainly, without regard to probability. This book did not concern Charlotte; stole too much language from Jane's novels, and did not resemble Austen's works in style, story or sense. A waste of my money.
Decide for Yourselves, December 23, 1999
By Elizabeth Newark "bluestocking" (Berkeley, California) - See all my reviews
Forgive me for speaking on my own behalf, but anyone reading the next-in-line review might think my book was trash. It is not, of course. Before it was published it was reviewed by Professor Juliet McMaster, of the University of Alberta, a leading member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and one of their most delightful speakers. It was Professor McMaster who wrote: Jane would be proud of you (I intend of have those words engraved on my tombstone.)
The next reviewer claims to be a member of the Jane Austen Society, but she chooses to be anonymous. No true Jane Austen reader would hide her identity.
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