Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen…was…not so great. Pride and Prejudice I read in three or four days. Sense and Sensibility took me at least two months. And it was shorter! I just could not get through it. I did, obviously, because I had to (for the list), but man oh man was it tough. The characters weren’t nearly as interesting, the writing was even drier than one would expect, and the story wasn’t quite as interesting.
Sense and Sensibility is about two sisters, Elinor and Marianne. One is very sensible. The other is more emotionally driven. They both fall in love. Complications ensue because they are both somewhat extremes (in terms of “keeping a level head” and “wearing your heart on your sleeve”). Miscommunications, etc.
In this case, the movie was much better. First of all, Alan Rickman is in it. Second of all, it’s just better. It’s funnier than the book, by a lot, and that helps to keep things interesting.
Sorry this review is so short, but that’s how boring the book was. I have nothing to say about it. Haha.
Let’s give it…5 out of 10. (It gets bonus points for being recognized as a classic.)