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death comes to pemberley

Book 97/100 - Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James



I really wanted to like this book. It was my first foray into P & P fic and since James is such a well received writer and this books seemed to be getting lots of good press, I really thought I would enjoy it.

I found it to be dull and the style just didn't do it for me. There was too much plodding and far too much dialogue/info dumping. Too much telling instead of showing. It worked neither as a mystery or as a continuation of the original novel. Some of the insights into the legal and social system at the time were interesting, as well as the occasional acidic comment, but for the most part is was just plain boring. It's also very expensive in every retailer I see it in, and definitely not worth the price.
I was really disappointed with the whole thing. idk what to give it. 5/10 because PD James still seems like an awesome lady.

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