Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pride and Prejudice Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto, 265 pages

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen has had many spinoffs with zombies added, told from Mr. Darcy's side and sequels galore. Mitzi Szereto has set her pen to the novel by revamping it with a new highly erotic twist. Mr. Darcy has never unbuttoned his breeches flap and Elizabeth lifted her skirts more than in this highly sexually active version. Mr. Bingley has set his sights and tongue on Darcy instead of sweet Jane, Lydia has a penchant for rubbing herself on anything and everything, and Mr. Bennet has a taste for penciled pornography. All in all, this isn't your normal Jane Austen's novel.
"Pride and Prejudice Hidden Lusts" by Mitzi Szereto is a raunchy retelling of a classic. More obsessed with fitting gender on gender encounters along with numerous self-gratification scenes than creating a new twist on an old favorite, this book falls short of the original wit and creativity of the book. I myself was a trifle embarrassed by the explicitness of the novel but others may find it enjoyable. Sometimes classics aren't improved by adding more sex, and this may be one of those times. I would have stopped reading after just the first chapter due to my blushes but I had to read it for review. Definitely not one I'll let my teenager read.

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