Friday, May 7, 2010

Emma and the Werewolves by Jane Austen and Adam Rann

Emma and the Werewolves
Jane Austen's Classic Novel
with Blood-curdling Lycanthropy
by Jane Austen and Adam Rann

Published: 2009
Genre: Werewolves
Paperback: 346 pages
Rating: 3

Description from the amazon:
Beware the howls in the darkness and the light of the full moon. As the ever headstrong Ms. Emma Woodhouse schemes and plots as matchmaker, a dark and deadly terror descends upon Highbury.

A series of bestial murders fills the residents with fear as the ever mysterious Mr. Knightley leads a secret life, unknown to all, combating evils not of this Earth. Carnage and destruction reign throughout the land, and though the residents of Highbury try to attend to day-to-day matters as civilly as possible, each cannot help but wonder what lurks in the shadows and if it'll be coming for them next.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): where's the beef?

Austen purists may like this one alright, as most of Emma is intact. The imagery of Mr Knightley as superhero fit and was believable. However, the werewolves and werewolf action were not as prominent as I had hoped.

So, it was like an Emma re-read with brief moments of paranormal activity.

Boo hoo, not enough monster mash for me.

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*** Emma and the Werewolves book giveaway ***

If you haven't already and you dare to read this one, signup to win this book -offer ends May 16, 2010.

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* part of Werewolf Weekend

* part of my Jane Austen challenge

6 comments:

  1. Too bad it wasn't what you had in mind. It sounds fun.

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  2. I echo fredamans...I like a little bit more monster in my mash-up. Ah well.

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  3. Sounds like it won't be enough werewolves for me too in that case. But still I entered the giveaway, maybe Voodoo Bride will like it.

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  4. Monster action in my reading is like chocolate icing on a cake - you can't have too much of a good thing lol

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  5. Thank you for the honest review! Sounds like a rewrite of the original.

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  6. I still am curious if I will like it. Emma is one of my favourite books and with werewolfs...sounds so awesome. :) Too bad that there aren't enough werewolves/ monster mash in it.

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