I'm afraid I often see red when reading Mr. Morina's remarks on "chick flicks" - that word alone makes me feel somewhat apoplectic - and his summary dismissal of Jane Austen as "chick-lit" really annoys me. I consider a man who can't enjoy Jane Austen's characterizations and turn of phrase to be a man with a narrow mind and a limited vocabulary!
" 'The Jane Austen Book Club' is just the latest in a recent string of films focusing on arguably the most popular chick-lit author of all time. "
My younger daughters and I do indeed appreciate Jane Austen, but I think it is the men of the family who are really tickled by her wit. We were reading Jane Austen again last night and my husband had to pause for a good long chuckle over this turn of phrase - "He wished him to be a model of constancy; and fancied the best means of effecting it would be by not trying him too long."
I don't think my nephew has read Jane Austen yet and if the Mr. Morinas of this world get to him first, he won't. But what a pity! He'd enjoy it immensely because he loves words and wit.
My nephew, Micah, on graduation from High School
Photos by 岩川写真館 in Goshogawa
I think Iwakawa is the best studio in Aomori!
Disclaimer: We may be Jane Austen fans but I haven't much interest the "The Jane Austen Club" film. What we like about Austen is that sharp 18th century wit!