Ok, are you a Jane Austen fan? I am ready to read more of her books to find out the reason for people loving them. I liked those Jane Austen books that I have read so far but not so deeply as to understand why they are cult favorites.
I like her books for how they take us to an English era gone by and it feels good to read about the emotions of people, mannerisms, culture & everything else of a time so long ago but I sense that there’s something deep about her books that I am missing out on, something that I am not able to get. I feel so because I have come across people’s opinions where they say that they read her books at an earlier stage in life and found them just fine and later read them again to actually love them. As for myself, I like them enough but not in a wow-i-love-this-book way. I hope I make sense here. 🙂
In Sense & Sensibility, the theme is the same like in most of her books – upper middle class of the late 18th/ early 19th century and young men and women looking for romance and love. I am not going to give spoilers, but will just touch upon the story a bit, if you don’t wish to know even that much, jump directly to the next paragraph from here. This story is about two sisters who are exact opposites of each other and both have different ways of leading life, however, both are sensitive people in their own way. It is a story of them falling in love, learning from their mistakes and maturing with every experience they have. I quite liked it but I was not enthralled by it.
Overall, I liked this. In fact, I might want to read it again after few years. 🙂 Read it if you love reading classics or sensitive, mature love stories. In my opinion, it is a must read for only a specific set of people who like this genre, not everyone will love it.
Hope this was helpful. 🙂
PS: It is the 8th book that I read as part of the Brunch Book Challenge and as I said, I’ll be logging my opinion about every book that I read as part of this challenge. In case you want to participate in this challenge too, read up about it here.