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THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB

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Directed by Robin Swicord. With Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello. Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only. The Jane Austen Book Club is a American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the novel of the. The Jane Austen Book Club is a novel by American author Karen Joy Fowler. The story, which takes place near Sacramento, California, centers on a book.


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The Jane Austen Book Club book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Extraordinary New York Times Bestseller In Califor. Though at times formulaic and sentimental, Jane Austen Book Club succeeds on the strength of its likable ensemble cast. Even those not familiar with Jane. Robin Swicord's "The Jane Austen Book Club" centers on its six members, who meet over six months to discuss the novels, which seem to have.

Jane Austen Book Club

Yeah, mind-blowing. A couple of lines later, I was reading some Jocelyn's story about tennis and yadda yadda yadda. Then, back to the book.

And so on. And so on I was lost.

Jane Austen Book Club

Cohesion, coherence, connection? It is a literary technique, sure, but if you are going to use it, you have to be very crafty to pull that off, lady.

And again, this is not the case. I was frankly annoyed by all this.

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And one of my rules in life that helps me preserve my mental health is to not force myself to read something I am not enjoying. Like it or not, Jane Austen is a rock on which the genre was founded. But as the members of a Jane Austen reading group, who live in Sacramento, analyze the behavior of the characters in her novels, the movie is also a savvy course on how to read a novel of manners.

Is a knight in shining armor really Mr. Does a happy ending really augur happily ever after?

The discussions in these group-therapy sessions lead them toward solutions to their problems. The screenplay includes just enough references to characters and plot developments in Austen novels to whet your appetite for reading or rereading them, but not so many that it alienates the uninitiated. The movie gets foolishly carried away only once, when it suggests that a clueless macho boor, pressured to read Austen by his neglected wife, is magically transformed into a cuddly enlightened tomcat purring with empathy.

But I like the idea of a great British author from another century casting such a spell. If Shakespeare can do it, why not Austen?

The movie glamorizes Ms. Several are a decade younger in the film than in the book, and all are attractive. Grigg Hugh Dancy , the lone man, has been transformed from a temp in a university linguistics department in his 40s into a cute-as-a-button Silicon Valley techie and possible genius in his early 30s.

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The rest of the lineup is as follows: And so on. And so on I was lost. Cohesion, coherence, connection? It is a literary technique, sure, but if you are going to use it, you have to be very crafty to pull that off, lady. And again, this is not the case. I was frankly annoyed by all this. And one of my rules in life that helps me preserve my mental health is to not force myself to read something I am not enjoying.

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I don't have to prove anything to anyone, really. Anyway, there is a movie based on this book.

It is one of those chick-flicks you can watch on a Sunday afternoon; I didn't like it that much.You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Whenever he first spoke, whatever he said, one of us would have to put him in his place.

Robin Swicord's adaptation is stripped-down and straightforward, and something has been lost in translation. There was a very pretty view.

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Prudie Kathy Baker The film comes across like a soap opera and there are too many characters and storylines for any one of them to grab the heart and imagination. He genuinely looks befuddled, especially when the object of his affection, Jocelyn, pushes him to court her best friend instead.

The only drawback to them from my point of view was that all the characters seem to be reading standard editions -- not a Folio Society subscriber among them. Grigg is not, shall we say, a born reader of Jane Austen; he prefers science fiction, although his tastes are admirable and he is forever promoting Ursula K.

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See my other posts. One of my extra-curricular activities is sleeping. I do relish reading novels irritably.