Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
by Ben Winters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is Ben H. Winters' attempt to write a parody of Jane Austen's classic novel, Sense and Sensibility. I did manage to finish this book, although I admit it was a struggle to make it all the way to the end. The sophomoric humor became tiresome and had the tendency to get in the way of the story. I think that Mr. Winters would do better to parody current teen romances. His writing style is no match for Austen. [If you enjoy this, you might also like: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies] -- reviewed by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in downloadable audio> format.]

[ Wikipedia page for this book - including link to YouTube trailer ] | [ official Ben H. Winters web site ]
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