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Would you try another book from Shannon Winslow and/or Beverley A. Crick?
I don't think I'd try another Shannon Winslow novel if it's one in which she's trying to mimic Jane Austen. Beverley A. Crick's narration seemed better-modulated to a book for much younger readers.
Would you be willing to try another book from Shannon Winslow? Why or why not?
I'd try another book of Shannon Winslow's only if it were of a different genre, although I'm not sure which one.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Beverley A. Crick?
A narrator with a less Pollyanna-ish style would have given the book a bit more weight. Crick's style made it seem even more fluffy than it was.
Could you see For Myself Alone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No, please! There were too many points I felt were ignored legal and social realities for women of that period.
Any additional comments?
This doesn't seem to be the same universe in which Dickens wrote Bleak House, or in which women's rights to property were severely limited by entailments, etc. Jo seems to behave too much like a 20th century woman in handling her affairs, in moving about socially, etc. The subplots with the suitors lack anything like the subtleties of Austen's handling. Therefore, to attach Jane Austen's name to it is, to put it very mildly, disappointing.
Shannon is a competent author but not a new Austen.
Starts too slow. Story too predictable. Good outcome.
Last chapters carry the story
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