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Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters

I would watch this/read this/eat the cereal.

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. It’s a better end for Willoughby than ending up jilting Marianne and marrying someone else for money, like he does in the original. And it makes her moping around for the rest of the book more understandable. I like it.

    I’d like to see how they add monsters to Mansfield Park.

  2. @marilove:

    I like Jane Austen books, but get what you mean. They’re good, but for re-readability, I prefer Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. I think the Brontë sisters had a darker touch to their writing, that you just isn’t as evident in Austen’s works…until, of course, they started doing these mash-ups :D

    I’m a voracious reader, but I actually prefer the movie and TV adaptations of Austen novels to the book themselves – I think her stories lend themselves well to the medium (Emma Thompson’s/Ang Lee’s Sense & Sensibility is a favorite movie of mine).

    Though Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair is also an interesting take on retelling an public-domain classic, and well worth reading, too.

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