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CHARACTERS Ó Unmarriageable Soniah Kamal ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Unmarriageable En Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years Mrs Binat certain that their luck is about to change excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich eligible bachelors On the first night of the festivities Alys’s lovely older sister Jena catches the eye of Fahad “Bungles” Bingla the wildly successful and single entrepreneur But Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is clearly uni. I know this is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice but Alys Binat and Darsee The writer could have at least tried to come up with a bunch of decent Pakistani names instead of these weird variations If I were being honest this felt like a tacky dubbing of a renowned foreign movie in a regional language for local audience s benefit than a remake Reminded me of the time I watched Harry Potter and Draco shouting outrageous spells in Tamil and went through severe bouts of annoyance Expected something better in PP s uniue flavorThe writing was wonderful though To give credit where it s due Soniah manages to cultivate Austen s humor and cleverly aligns the present day Pakistan groom hunting scenes to that of Britain s regency era However the complete lack of originality was off putting Ardent Austen fans will either love this or hate this I was mostly disinterested

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CHARACTERS Ó Unmarriageable Soniah Kamal ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Unmarriageable Mpressed by the Binat family Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and uickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal and Alys begins to realize that Darsee’s brusue manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance Told with wry wit and colorful prose Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen’s beloved novel and an exhilarating exploration of love marriage class and sisterho. Unmarriageable as many no doubt know is an entertaining re telling of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice with a twistIf you are familiar with the original Austen story then the premise of Unmarriageable will be familiar to you it is in fact the same The difference and what works so well is that it is set in today s modern Pakistan If you are unfamiliar with the history of Pakistan it once was part of India separated now after a war for Independence and is a thriving democracy that still very much is based on its British colonial past that it learned while it was part of British colonial rule All that to say they study English classics often than many westerners outside of the UK and have a fascination with British literature rarely seen outside of Europe And while so much of Pakistan is uite modern its class structure still is very much stuck in the colonial past The roles of women while evolving still is stuck there as well That is why this particular setting for this particular book is so utterly fascinatingKamal s writing is tight and while she doesn t have a flare for wit like Austen few do her characters are charming and their observations about the Pakistani culture are very much on point I have several friends from Lahore Pakistan and while reading Unmarriageable I could hear their voices and see their streets come alive in my mind Although Kamal now lives in America her Pakistani roots still very much shine through in her writing and those of us who rarely get a glimpse of the sub continent are able to see a bit of it through her workWhether you are an Austen fan or just a fan of great fiction you will find Unmarriageable delightful entertaining as well educationalMy copy was furnished by Netgalley RandomHousePublishing BallentineBooks


CHARACTERS Ó Unmarriageable Soniah Kamal ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Unmarriageable In this one of a kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern day Pakistan Alys Binat has sworn never to marry until an encounter with one Mr Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages but Alys the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have childr. 45 starsI absolutely ADORED this book It was a truth universally acknowledged that people enter our lives in order to recommend reads Unmarriageable is a charming retelling of Pride and Prejudice that takes place in Pakistan the early 2000 s Soniah Kamal captures the essence of the original and at the same time creates something new by transporting the characters and the plot to modern day Pakistan The plot stays true to the original PP Kamal effortlessly weaves in Pakastani cultural norms to add a new twist to the plot as well as to emphasize gender norms and other elements of Pakistani culturePP is one of my all time favorite books I have reread it numerous times I also have read many modern updates and retellings Some of these have failed greatly while others have hit the mark I must say that Unmarriageable is one my new modern favorites retellings because not only does Kamal hit the mark on capturing the feeling of the original plot but she also captures the spirit of the characters while at the same time adding something new by highlighting the conventions of marriage and gender norms of Pakistani culture through the lens of the original I would highly recommend Unmarriageable to those who love Pride and Prejudice as well as to those who have never read the original This is a story that never loses its charmI received an ARC of this book from Random House Publishing Group Ballantine Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Kindle Edition
  • 352
  • Unmarriageable
  • Soniah Kamal
  • English
  • 09 December 2019
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