Pride and papercuts
Laney works for Wasted Words, who is a new client of Liam Darcy. Together they have to make Wasted Words a huge success, but they are not starting on the right foot. Liam doesn’t smile and he doesn’t look like an open person. What Laney doesn’t know is he is trying to protect his sister and himself. They already lost their parents.
Pride and Papercuts is inspired by Pride and Prejudice and you will notice that immediately when reading this book.
I love the movie/book ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and when I saw the title of this book I knew I had to buy it. I mean, how can you not?
But the thing I wasn’t expecting was that it really was a modern version of Pride and Prejudice. All of the names are the same as in the original book/movie. Okay, maybe I was expecting a Mr Darcy, but I wasn’t expecting a Georgiana, a Wickham or a Collins. It was really a retelling of Pride and Prejudice basically. At the beginning of this book, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I was just expecting different names.
Also, there are a couple of famous lines from the original movie we all know. From the scene when Darcy tells Laney that he loves her in the rain, that scene when Lady Catherine yells at Laney and that letter he wrote to her. All of those famous scenes/lines are in this book too. It would be more fun if the author was a little bit more original. This book was really a modern retelling of the original. I didn’t any research before buying this book, so maybe I missed the memo that it was really based on the original book/movie.
But I think that was my only ‘problem’ with it. Not really a problem because I really like the story but I was just not expecting it. And I still liked this book. I am giving this a 7 out of 10 because I think it would even better if it was a little bit more original. Not copying the exact same scenes and lines from the movie. Still, a fun read though if you like Pride and Prejudice and you are ready for a modern retelling. Also, a great story if you don’t know Pride and Prejudice.