May 4, 2014

Book Review: Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn by Carrie Sessarego

The Deal (thanks to Amazon): 
Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn: TV and Film Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre
Three great love stories that started it all…
Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights are three of the greatest novels in English literature. Now joining them is Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn, a decidedly different take on these classics. You will laugh with delight as you learn: 
— The importance of thoroughly investigating your employers before accepting a job at their isolated, creepy house (Jane Eyre) 
— The sad fact that not every bad boy has a heart of gold (Wuthering Heights) 
— How to make a proper proposal—and how not to. Hint: don't insult your beloved while attempting to talk her into marriage! (Pride and Prejudice) 
Join blogger and romance aficionado Carrie Sessarego ( as she takes us to the movies with Jane and Liz and Cathy. In her own unique, hilarious style she discusses the books and the various movie and TV adaptations. Your living room will be graced by heartthrobs like Timothy Dalton (twice!), Colin Firth (he shows up twice, too!), Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy. 
Whether you are in the mood for serious academic discussion or lighthearted snark, whether you prefer Regency romance or Gothic passion, and whether you prefer your love stories on the screen or on the page, this book has something for you.

My Thoughts: That's right! I've ventured into the realm of none-fiction, and I have to say that I'm glad I did because the book was actually quite entertaining.

I love all three books the author talks about - though Wuthering Heights it's my least favorite, I admit - and I'm just nerdy enough to enjoy this super long analysis of the books and their adaptations. I mean, I'm the type of person who reads a 3-page analysis on the Gayness of Batman (which you should totes read because it's so good); so of course I would read this. 

Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn really is what it sells on the cover, the author goes in depth into the different adaptations of each of the books - sometimes just a sampling - and says which one is the best, in her opinion, and why and she shares little factoids and trivia about them. The language and feel of the writing is very bloggy, but I didn't mind, I think that it worked. 

Now, the book is .99c on Amazon (and a bit cheaper straight from Harlequin) and I think it's worth it - the book is around 100 pages - it's very light non-fiction and it was like chatting with a friend about these movies and mini-series I grew up loving. 

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