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10 thoughts on “Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

  1. says:

    This book has the most audacious title I have seen in years In just two words, it conveys everything a reader may expect within No mystery here before even turning a page we know that this will be the most shameless attempt to cash in on the successes of Pride and Prejudice and Twilight yet Yes Let us dive into the depths of our id Let us wallow in our love of costume dramas and supernatural romance Let us splash around in the shallowest end of the literary pool Alas This book is not so bad that it s good It s just bad Elizabeth is transformed into a paper cut out her inner monologue has as much snap as a limp noodle Mr.Darcy s dialog is limited to periodic pronouncements on Elizabeth s beauty or the doomed quality of their marriage There is absolutely no irony in this book How does someone even ATTEMPT an Austen rip off without including sarcasm The vampires er, vampyres , are utterly without menace There s little dialog, no characters worth remembering, and no plot until nearly 300 pages in Eventually SPOILERS , Elizabeth cures Mr.Darcy of his vampyrism through the power of her lurve Andthat s it That s the entire book.I will never get that hour of my life back.


  2. says:

    I was so looking forward to this book, but it totally missed the mark for me.For starters, nothing even remotely vampire related happens until around page 200, with the exception of a few veiled comments that Darcy Elizabeth s marriage won t work out because they are too different Elizabeth takes this to mean the differences in their social statuses.Elizabeth spends the first 200 pages wondering while on her honeymoon why her new husband has not consummated their marriage The honeymoon has been switched at the last minute from the Lake District to Paris, and then to other locations for mysterious reasons Lots and lots of descriptions of various countrysides, locations, and visits with Darcy s friends and relatives Darcy throughout the book is aloof his character is almost detached from the story He is written as a rather one dimensional character, almost like somebody offstage He just doesn t have much of a presence in the book.Once the vampire action does finally begin it s just not very impressive Perhaps this is because I am a big paranormal fan and have read so much vampire fiction.I could not recommend this book to anyone but the most strongly devoted Jane Austen fan What a letdown This book in the right hands could have been amazing True blue Jane Austen fans might gasp in horror at the thought of Jane s books being so transformed ravaged ripped off , but it could have been great fun.


  3. says:

    Elizabeth Bennet couldn t be happier on the morning of her double wedding with her sister Jane she s very much in love with Mr Darcy and excited about the life to come Yet from the moment the ceremony is concluded she detects something troubling Darcy a brief look of torment on his face, a hint of pensive abstraction, and a sudden change of plans with their honeymoon But she also sees the look of love on his face, and if he isn t coming to her at night she s sure it must be due to some consideration for her.Instead of travelling through the Lake District as they had originally planned, Darcy takes Lizzy to Paris, where the social gulf between them seems impossibly wide and yet not there at all Darcy is kind and caring but still aloof, still keeping his distance Comments dropped or overheard lead Lizzy to dwell on the idea that his family think she is beneath him, socially, but every time she asks Darcy if he regrets marrying her his reassurances put her at ease His wide circle of European friends are entertaining but something continues to disturb Darcy looking for advice on this problem that he won t tell Lizzy about, he takes her to visit his uncle, a count who lives in a castle in the Alps Things there are stranger still the servants seem afraid of Lizzy, there are no mirrors anywhere, and beasts with glowing red eyes lurk in the forest During a night of danger Darcy and Lizzy make their escape into Italy, where days of happiness cannot quell the glimpses of anguish she catches on Darcy s face, or mask the fact that he is still keeping his distance Lizzy fears they have made a mistake in marrying, but the truth is much bigger and darker and Darcy will do anything to protect Lizzy from it until the truth is taken out of his hands by one far older and dangerous than he, who has his sights set on Elizabeth Darcy.I know, I didn t mention the word vampire once in that summery, even though the title spells it out for you It s an unnecessary word, funnily enough This is horror like Frankenstein is horror all atmosphere and suspense and shifting shadows and a sense of wrongness, rather than nasty frights and terror in the night And it works very well In fact, there were times during the story where I forgot that really, really, it wasn t true and started thinking back over scenes in Pride and Prejudice and how everything made sense now Strange isn t it One of the things I m grateful for is that Grange didn t try to imitate Austen s style that never, or rarely, works, and just makes the whole thing contrived and embarrassing Yes I m thinking of Janet Aylmer s Darcy s Story here, in particular The prose in Mr Darcy, Vampyre isn t particularly old fashioned in style, but neither is it jarringly contemporary It s smooth and swift and light I wished for lengthy passages rather than shorter scenes linked together by short descriptions and brief dialogue easy to read, but something detailed and involved would have increased the atmosphere and suspense even and made it a slower but ultimately satisfying read There was too much telling and not enough showing.I did greatly enjoy this, though, and I found it hard to put down especially as vampire clich s were sparse and I was curious as to what form the truth would take, as well as how Lizzy would find out but it made me want That s the whole point, isn t it, of all these PP spin offs whenever something, especially a romantic couple, is this captivating we want to read of them There s a lot of chemistry between Lizzy and Darcy here, which is particularly gripping and adds a dark and hungry unsated edge to the story, but I wanted They just weren t together enough, you don t get enough interaction Well, you get quite a lot I m sure but it never feels enough There were a few things never properly explained, like why the count s servants were fearful of Lizzy and why the mob would not tolerate her, when she s the human one References are made to PP that anchor the story, and it was cute watching Lizzy and Darcy reminisce over the mean things they once said to each other Lizzy was captured perfectly, and while she doesn t change much over the course of this story her character is one that can always hold a reader s attention Darcy is just as complex as ever, and certainly sympathetic you can really grow to love him here, and care for him in a way that he never really let you do in the original Thankfully, unlike some other sequels, it never sinks into melodrama.Because the story takes place in Europe and far removed from Elizabeth s family, it has the advantage of embracing a whole new story without the feel of Austen glaring disapprovingly over your shoulder if you ve never read Pride and Prejudice you can easily pick this book up and enjoy it it might even make you want to read the classic This is one sequel that stands out from all the rest in ways than one, delivering an original premise compared to the other sequels that actually, surprisingly works, and a very solid grasp of the familiar and beloved characters.


  4. says:

    Overall I enjoyed this book I would not recommend it to someone looking for a classic story as it is not that The story is best taken as a vampire novel not as a spin off of pride and prejudice.It s a good light hearted vampire novel, nothing gory or terrifying an easy book to read I would give it 3.5 stars.


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    Inquiring readers The following is the third of three reviews I placed on my blog In this instance, one is enough I probably should have simply stayed with this one Here, then, is Mrs Darcy s letter to her sister Jane about her strange marriage to Mr Darcy My dearest Jane,Well, what a crock, as they say in 21st century America I ve had to delve a full 250 pages into Mr Darcy Vampyre to find out what was going to happen to us And then the plot was so rushed and jumbled that I never did received an adequate explanation of how vampyres came to be, or what exactly Mr Darcy ate in order to survive for 150 years Upon my honor, Jane, I am aware that men are not particularly conversant when it comes to giving out details, but I d had no notion that Mr Darcy suffered from a verbal disability He could not for the life of him adequately explain his strange tale In describing one of the most important events of his life that of turning into a vampyre he took all of 21 words STOP Major Spoiler Alert The woman turned to me, her fangs dripping red and then she was next to me and my neck was pierced.Ms Anne Rice took pages and pages to describe the writhing tormenting death that humans go through to turn into vampyres, and even Ms Stephanie Meyers hinted that the transformation was quite unpleasantly painful, but all I got from Mr Darcy was twenty one itty bitty little words In addition he made it sound as if turning into a vampyre was an ordinary event, with Mrs Reynolds, the housekeeper, choosing to join the merry Pemberley vampyre band, although, to give Ms Grange her due, my husband s face WAS shadowed as he related these events.Any discerning reader knows that Ms Meyers can t write her way out of a paper bag, but at least with Twilight she told a rousing good tale Ms Meyers also gave the reader ample glimpses of Edward Cullen s mental torment and extraordinary physical skills Ms Grange s story of my life with Mr Darcy is, frankly, missing the otherworldly touches and sensuality that vampyre fans have come to expect as their due Either that or humor, which is also absent And you know how I am renowned for my BITING wit, hah Her hints about my husband are so thinly scattered in 5 6th of the book that they left me feeling confused rather than threatened To say that suspense was lacking in our tale is to state the obvious In the instances when Ms Grange eschewed Bram Stoker s lore, her vampyre rules seemed jerry rigged, for they sprung up from nowhere, unsupported by a well thought out back story I could never quite tell except in a few meagre scenes at the end which super powers my husband had supposedly acquired, how ancient vampyres ruled their vampyre empire, or how conflicted Mr Darcy felt watching those he loved grow old and die whilst he lived on forever.There was a lot of telling in this book, but very little showing, and scent and touch were largely missing Never was a sensual and sensuous vampyre created than The Vampire Lestat, and I felt that my Mr Darcy deserved at the very least the rich, decadent and multi layered descriptions that Anne Rice gave her own vampire But it was not to be Ms Grange turned Mr Darcy into a milque toastie vampyre when I frankly would have preferred someone darker.To add insult to injury, I am also suffering from a major letdown When Mr Darcy and I finally came together as one, Ms Grange glossed over our glorious moments in a single paragraph I kid you not My love for Darcy SAVED him from eternal damnation and hell, and crumbling buildings, fissures, and falling statues so that at the very least I deserved to sing soprano as our entwined souls soared to the rafters Instead I merely trembled and weakened I m done and refuse to lend my good name and Mr Darcy s to another sequel My husband and I are headed for England and the hallowed halls of Pemberley, for I am genuinely concerned about your last letter Your cryptic statement informing me that our friends the Misses Dashwood were abducted by a giant octopus leaves me most anxious to use my zombie slayer warrior skills to save them.Love,Mrs Darcy, Once sang alto, now sings sopranoVic gives this book One and 1 2 fangs out of four fangs, mostly for trying, for as a travel log the book is quite satisfying.


  6. says:

    wownothing at all really happens in this book Oh, pg 235, they finally start to talk about all the off things that happened before But still, nothing much happens Ok, wait, yeah, there is this really exciting part where Elizabeth is about to be kidnapped by this evil Ancient OneOh wait, that was only about 3 pages long Hold on flipping pages towards the end Oh yeah, then there s this part where Darcy is about to FINALLY do what he was meant to do then.he stops Then they figure out a way for him to no longer be a Vampyre Ok then so they go find an ancient Roman temple and within 15 min of finding that, Darcy is back to being human Then they leave on a boat to go back to Pemberley So basically, the premise of this book looked greatin reality, you just kept waiting for something to happen All it is is 225 pages of Elizabeth wondering why Darcy doesn t love her any, wrongly assuming that it s because she didn t bring enough fortune to the marriage Oh yeah.and all the Remember when we were in Meryton, and I said that really clever thing to you, and you thought I was witty prideful beautiful good hearted Remember that That was great just got to be really annoying Oh yeah.and sprinkling in words like begrimed and whilst and besmirched doesn t give your book a Austenian feel to it It s annoying, so stop it.


  7. says:

    Dulu waktu masih SD, gue punya temen baik yang tinggal di deket rumah, namanya Devi Setiap pulang sekolah, kami pasti main bareng Gue seneng banget main ke rumah Devi Soalnya papanya Devi selalu beliin Devi buku buku cerita Dari buku buku yang gue baca di rumah Devi ini lah, gue jadi tahu kisah kisah terkenal karangan Hans Christian Andersen.Salah satu buku yang paling gue suka, adalah buku dimana kita bisa memilih sendiri akhir ceritanya Kalau nggak salah inget sih, dulu buku yang gue baca itu adalah buku Beauty and the Beast Tapi kita bisa pilih sendiri jalan ceritanya Misalnya seperti ini, Belle memasuki sebuah hutan yang gelap Akhirnya ia tiba di persimpangan dengan dua cabang, kanan dan kiri Kemana kah ia akan melanjutkan perjalanannya Jika kamu ingin Belle memilih jalan ke kanan, buka halaman 27 Tapi jika kamu ingin Belle melanjutkan jalan ke kiri, buka halaman 28 Setiap pilihan yang kita ambil, akan menghasilkan jalan cerita yang berbeda Walaupun terkadang, ada juga yang jalan ceritanya sengaja dirancang sedemikian rupa hingga apapun pilihan yang diambil, hasil akhirnya tetap sama Misalnya, kalau memilih ke kanan, Belle akan sampai ke sebuah salon salon di tengah hutan yang dijaga oleh seorang kapster cantik yang ternyata dulunya laki laki tapi berhasil menjalani operasi ganti kelamin di Thailand.Dan kalau Belle memilih ke kiri, ia akan sampai ke sebuah peternakan anjing gembala Jerman dan Belle akan dikejar kejar sampai asma dan ia baru berhenti di depan sebuah salon iye, salon yang tadi Yang di tengah hutan Yang kapsternya cantik dan berhasil ganti kelamin di Thailand. Saking kepengen tahu sama semua versi cerita yang ada, kadang kadang gue sampe baca berkali kali Tapi cukup puas juga waktu tahu kalau pilihan jalan cerita yang gue bikin, adalah jalan cerita yang paling baik buat tokohnya Toh, kapster salonnya ternyata adalah jelmaan ibu peri Jadi, lumayan aja kan, kalo bisa nyampe salon tanpa harus dikejar kejar anjing gembala Jerman dulu..Tapi kemudian selesai kelas 5 SD, Devi pindah ke Papua Jadi ngga ada yang bisa dipinjem lagi bukunya Tapi waktu SMP, gue menemukan buku cerita yang serupa dari seri Goosebumps Yang ini lebih ribet lagi Karena bentuknya novel, dan jumlah halamannya bisa sampe 80 an Dan yang lebih gila lagi, ada banyak banget versi yang bisa dipilih Dan untuk tahu semua versi jalan ceritanya, gue sampe mesti nulis urutan halaman yang gue baca Hahaha.Membaca buku ini, jadi mengingatkan gue sama kesenangan membaca pas jaman SD Bedanya, kali ini bukan gue yang memutuskan mau jalan cerita yang seperti apa buat Elizabeth Bennet dan Mr Darcy Tapi si pengarang.Seandainya buku ini gue baca jauh sebelum gue membaca Twilight Saga, pasti kesan yang ditinggalkan akan berbeda Tapi, boleh dibilang gue saat ini udah ngga tertarik lagi sama vampir Mau yang ganteng dan pernah sekolah di Hogwarts kek, atau yang spellingnya vampyre instead of vampire kek, yang warna warni berkilauan macam permen fox di bawah sinar matahari kek, ataupun yang transparan dan ngga bisa keluar saat matahari terbit atau terbenam Terserah deh.Jadi, kesan yang ditinggalkan dari membaca buku ini adalah, Apa banget deh Kok Mr Darcy malah jadi vampyre Meh lempar buku nyalain komputer main The Sims Tapi gue salut juga sama pengarangnya Awal awal baca halaman pertama aja udah disuguhin sama jalan cerita yang rumit Kayaknya si pengarang bener bener napak tilas semua lokasi kejadian dalam cerita aslinya Banyak banget nama tempat yang disebutin, bok Kalo gue beneran guru geografi yang arif dan berbudi sih ya, gue pasti baca buku itu sambil buka peta dunia deh Sayang aja gue guru geografi yang rendah hati Jadi ngga sok sokan baca novel sambil belajar peta buta.Selain ide ceritanya, yang ngeganggu juga adalah banyaknya typo di dalam buku Rrrrhh geram mengepalkan kedua tangan tulis nama editornya, tempelin ke boneka vodoo, tusuk tusuk pake jarum pentul Typo itu mengganggu, Samira Sungguh Apalagi kalo kebanyakan Perlu saya tunjukin typonya ada di halaman berapa aja hah hah Lain kali pake kacamata, ya Atau atur tampilan di komputer kamu pake zoom 350% waktu kamu mengedit buku lainnya Huh.


  8. says:

    Imagine you are walking through a crowded shopping mall As you walk you catch brief scents of things like the newest perfume, cinnamon buns, coffee, rubber soled shoes and human sweat With each scent is attached a memory The cinnamon buns remind you of the time your best friend was pregnant and everything she ate had to come from Cinnabon The coffee reminds you of sitting at your favorite book store when you read that book, remember the one I m talking about The rubber soled shoes remind you of school clothes shopping with your mother, what a nightmare that was Each memory is as brief as the scent is, they do not linger That was the sensation I had when reading Mr Darcy, Vampyre I would catch a phrase, paragraph or sentence that would briefly, but not quite remind me of other books and movies I had once enjoyed A bit of Dracula here, but not really Almost a piece of Radiers of the Lost Ark, but no Was that Twilight I saw, couldn t be It was amazing how Grange was able to do this all the while making the vampire story her own.I worried before reading this book that the vampyre story had been over done and there was nothing new a writer could bring to the table I admit, I was wrong Grange is able to make her vamprye utterly new and different My favorite part of any vamprye story is their history, what have they done with all this time they have had to live Grange is able to make her vamprye s history compelling, heart breaking and triumphant all at once.


  9. says:

    If you do not know already, Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and I have found it really hard to find any good related sequel books Since I love vampires and Pride Prejudice I was really curious how this book would turn out I m glad to say I am pleasantly surprised by how well it was written.The story picks up right before the wedding between Mr Darcy and Elizabeth and Jane and Mr Bingley I felt Grange stayed true to Lizzie s character even while she is dealing with all the strangeness that occurs after her wedding day What I enjoyed was that this book was not all blood and gore with the secret revelation by Mr Darcy coming early on and it being an action horror book The main focus was still the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth The style of writing was fun and enjoyable is that redundant I enjoyed the little bits like when Elizabeth eats spaghetti for the first time.If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice then you should definitely check this one out There are a lot of references to the original book but even so I think people who have not read Pride Prejudice would still enjoy this book.


  10. says:

    Dark, gloomy and slow paced book I thought it was rather tedious which compelled me to speed read a lotEnters at ODC s wedding day but the wedding night, did not unfold like one would have thoughtThe wedding trip to the Lake District was cancelled and Darcy opted to go to the continent instead They ventured to Paris, Switzerland, Venice and Italy which all were infested with beasts Darcy did not tell Elizabeth he was inflicted but kept her at arms length.Hurt by his rejection, Elizabeth tries to mend their relationship and a fight between an ancient vampire, revealed Darcy s true nature A solution was found in the end, cannot elaborate as that would spoil your read.It was not enough romance or happiness towards the end to reset my equilibrium which is a must in my books.


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