Tuesday, April 04, 2006

This Side of Married - Rachel Pastan

This book as been slated as a modern day Pride and Prejudice. Shameful as it is, I haven't read the original by Jane Austen. However, I do know what the story goes like and it was easy to see that similarities exist. It is the story of three sisters, each as different from each other as day and night. This is not too hard to understand given that we are three sisters in my family who are quite different from each other too. The focus is on Isabel's life which is falling apart but she manages to pick it up pretty soon and get going. The mother is forever concerned about the girls getting married/having kids which is typical. The father doesn't have much of a role to play. Some of the chapters ended rather abruptly and I was left feeling like the author had something more to say but her words were deleted by an editor or something. I liked the frank and straight forward demeanor of Simon. A decent book but don't expect too much.


At 1:05 AM , Blogger Sidhu said...

Very aptly titled, this book is...good timing :)


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