October 13 2016 Book Reviews - Pride and Prejudice and Objects of Affection

Objects of Affection: Poems, by Krishna Udayasankar

Sze Li:

"This book caught my attention immediately because the story is narrated through inanimate, everyday objects around us, to which we expose our raw, true selves to with no second thought. Who would've thought these lifeless objects could tell such an intimate story packed with emotions and depth. It uncovers an intriguing perspective and makes me wonder what sort of advice my own objects would give and tell me the things i've missed out that i shouldn't, considering how they've been around all along."

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Janelle: 

"Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favourite classics, so I was really excited when I received it and was given the chance to read it again. Set in the early 1800s, the novel mainly touches on the courtship rituals, marriage and manners in the English society. The story centers around the main character, Elizabeth, a feisty and opiniated young woman and how she manoeuvres in this society of manners. We also meet Mr Darcy, a rich and eligible man, but whose pride and disdain sends Elizabeth reeling in anger and disgust. One too proud, the other filled with prejudice. It's a riveting novel that intrigues with a clear romance plot, but with subtle commentary on the social classes during the Regency era."