Lady Susan by Jane Austen

December 4, 2009 at 5:19 am (Reviews) (, , , , )

Lady Susan is by far my least favorite of Austen’s work, to no fault of Austen herself but rather to my own reading preferences.  I am not a fan of reading stories by way of letters between characters, I find it difficult for characters to really have their own unique voice.  The only books I have read in which the viewpoint is in constant flux and was done exceedingly well have been Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible and Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife.  I appreciate Austen’s change from her typical storytelling routines, but I much prefer the titles I have re-read since I was a kid.  We’ll see how I feel about Lady Susan in ten years when I have re-read her a few times, as of now, I don’t much care for her.

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