July 21, 2004

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

What can I say about a classic like this?

I was tired, I had finished Russian Bride, and I needed a pleasant, familiar, comforting book, something I could fall into with speed, something as comfortable and satisfying as a pair of tennis shoes at the end of a day of hiking in heavy boots.

And darned if I didn't stay up way past my bedtime to finish it. (That was the subsequent evening, of course. Pride and Prejudice is too long to read in a single evening.)

Posted by Will Duquette at July 21, 2004 08:12 PM