Wednesday, July 17, 2013

44. The Flight of Gemma Hardy

Spoiler Alert - 

Okay so this book has the following description...

The resonant story of a young woman’s struggle to take charge of her own future, The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a modern take on a classic story—Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre—that will fascinate readers of the Gothic original and fans of modern literary fiction alike, with its lyrical prose, robust characters, and abundant compassion.

It might have been an okay book. But when you say that it is a modern take on Jane Eyre - you better deliver. 

Well, I hate to say that this is NO JANE EYRE. How does a switched identity with your cousin compare to a crazy wife in the attic??? And this Mr. Sinclair is a 3 compared with Mr. Rochester (a total 10 +). You never really get to know Mr. Sinclair. 

Jane Eyre is one of my 10 most favorite books ever, so I was excited to read a so called modern take. I really wanted to like it but I couldn't. So sad.

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