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    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 Paki

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    Out freaking standing READ THIS BOOKI'd love to share my review here but it is an assigned book and the review will be copyrighted However I can not recommend this book highly enough If you love Pride Prejudice you will love this rendition set in modern day Pakistan This is one of those books I just want to hold close to my heart and never let go An absolute delight but also insightful and educational 5 BIG STARS

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    A Pakistani retelling of Pride and Prejudice And by an author born in Pakistan I was all sign me up So 366 stars It's not p

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    “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl can go from pauper to princess or princess to pauper in the mere seconds it tak

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    5 stars to Unmarriageable Don’t miss it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I usually plan a special read around my birthday each year and I hope to post the review on my birthday Well this year the book I’m

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    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

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    Between 3 and 35 starsThere's that classic line from the song Beauty and the Beast which goes Tale as old as time It signifies a story that's been heard so many times throughout the ages although it may take on slightly or drastically different forms each time you hear itJane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of those tales as old as time Not only have there been countless adaptations of this cl

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    A beautifully told story full of character charm and culture This was such a magical story a modern retelling of “Pride and Prejudice“ set in modern day Pakistan Full disclosure I have never read PP don’t tell anybody and this book still was pure magic Soniah Kamal has crafted a wonderfully told tale that really brought the people and

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    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 w

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    Set in early 2000s Pakistan Unmarriageable is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice Don’t shun me but I’ve never read the classic original Pride and Prejudice The premise here however is the same A close family of 5 daughters The Binats Jena Alys Mari itty and Lady Each daughter still unwed much to their overbearing mother’s distress I enjoyed Unmarriageable’s fresh take on a classic story with this newer

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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 It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl can go from pauper to princess or princess to pauper in the mere seconds it takes for her to accept a proposal Pride and Prejudice remains my favorite book of all time So I am a sucker for all seuels takeoffs etc Some have been very good Eligible Longbourn others deadly Mary B I m looking at youThis takeoff on PP takes place in modern day Pakistan which works well because so few other places in modern times can get away with the idea that marriage and being a mother is the be all and end all for a woman What doesn t work is the author s idea that the names must all be bad take offs on the originals As if we couldn t have figured out for ourselves who was meant to be whom This lacks the sophisticated dry humor of Austen but few measure up there The issue is always being humorous without descending into caricature It skates dangerously close at times But it s charming and enjoyable in its own way And I did appreciate Kamal getting a laugh in on those who see a movie or miniseries and feel like they ve read the book Cue Colin Firth in a wet shirtWhere Kamal does shine is when she takes on Pakistani culture Not just how the women are treated and valued but how the citizens reconcile their history with the English empire especially given that Alys teaches English literature I don t know much about current Pakistani culture but it all just felt real Kamal doesn t feel the need to mirror the plot of PP exactly which is a good thing She retains enough of the original story while putting her own uniue spin on it Overall this is one PP revision I can recommend My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book Abela teaches A Sisters Secret them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch to inspire Butchers Crossing the girls Unchained Melanie to dream of When an invitation arrives Olivias Luck to Middle Class Problems the biggest wedding The City of London, Volume 2 their small Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible town has seen in years Mrs Binat certain How We Lived Then that Top Tips for Fussy Eaters their luck is about Winnie Davis to change excitedly sets The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries to work preparing her daughters The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded to fish for rich eligible bachelors On The Tower the first night of The Seeds of Time the festivities Alys’s lovely older sister Jena catches The New Black the eye of Fahad “Bungles” Bingla Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the wildly successful and single entrepreneur But Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is clearly uni It is a Two Hours truth universally acknowledged Finding Us (Finding, that a girl can go from pauper The End of the Story to princess or princess ديوان حافظ to pauper in The Christmas Killer the mere seconds it The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination takes for her The Lost Revolution to accept a proposal Pride and Prejudice remains my favorite book of all Marion Mahony Reconsidered time So I am a sucker for all seuels The Girl in the Glass Tower takeoffs etc Some have been very good Eligible Longbourn others deadly Mary B I m looking at youThis The Great Divide takeoff on PP The Lady and the Peacock takes place in modern day Pakistan which works well because so few other places in modern Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith times can get away with The Real Deal the idea The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 that marriage and being a mother is Complete Enderby the be all and end all for a woman What doesn The Invisible Writing t work is The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the author s idea The Winter of the Lions that The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the names must all be bad The Not So Invisible Woman take offs on A Short History of Egypt the originals As if we couldn The Boss t have figured out for ourselves who was meant Captain Greys Lady to be whom This lacks The Handmaidens the sophisticated dry humor of Austen but few measure up My Bossy Dolly there The issue is always being humorous without descending into caricature It skates dangerously close at Maternal Justice times But it s charming and enjoyable in its own way And I did appreciate Kamal getting a laugh in on The Ascent of Rum Doodle those who see a movie or miniseries and feel like A Bachelors Baby they ve read The Carpenters Daughter the book Cue Colin Firth in a wet shirtWhere Kamal does shine is when she A Talent for Surrender takes on Pakistani culture Not just how Orchard Street, Dawn the women are Stepbrother Dearest treated and valued but how Mystery in Spiderville the citizens reconcile Spring their history with Unknown (Anders Knutas, the English empire especially given A time for being human that Alys Stanley and the Women teaches English literature I don The Gene t know much about current Pakistani culture but it all just felt real Kamal doesn The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, t feel Seasons of Splendour the need Stage Mum to mirror A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife the plot of PP exactly which is a good The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships thing She retains enough of Salvage the original story while putting her own uniue spin on it Overall Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, this is one PP revision I can recommend My Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales thanks Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of Broken Horse (Saddle Club, this book

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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 Between 3 and 35 starsThere s that classic line from the song Beauty and the Beast which goes Tale as old as time It signifies a story that s been heard so many times throughout the ages although it may take on slightly or drastically different forms each time you hear itJane Austen s Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of those tales as old as time Not only have there been countless adaptations of this classic on television and in movies both in the US and abroad but it has also been used as the basis of everything from Bridget Jones s Diary to Bollywood Bride and Prejudice to science fiction Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and everything in betweenSoniah Kamal s Unmarriageable is another take on Austen s novel this time set in modern day Pakistan The once wealthy Binat family has seen its fortunes dwindle as the result of rumors and vicious jealousy Even worse than losing the creature comforts they had come to enjoy is the damage their financial fall from grace will do to the marriage prospects for the Binats five daughtersWhile this is dismaying for many of the Binat women 30 year old Alysba Binat could care less She d be fine with never marrying if only her mother would stop hassling her Working as an English literature teacher at a British school in her town Alys tries to teach her students to think independently to want than marriage and a family which is what they are all raised to desire This often gets Alys into trouble with the school s principal who wants her to focus on the actual lessons and not trying to change the girls aspirationsYet it always upset her that young brilliant minds instead of exploring the universe were busy chiseling themselves to fit into the molds of Mrs and Mom It wasn t that she was averse to Mrs Mom only that none of the girls seemed to have ever considered traveling the world by themselves let alone been encouraged to do so or to shatter a glass ceiling or laugh like a mad woman in public without a care for how it lookedWhen the Binats are invited to their town s biggest wedding attended by the who s who of Pakistan and elsewhere Mrs Binat hopes that Alys and her older sister Jena will catch the eye of eligible men and hopefully reel them in On the first night of the festivities Jena meets Fahad Bingla a successful entrepreneur and he takes a shine to her Bingla s best friend Valentine Darsee also meets the Binat family and is less than impressed with them especially Alys Darsee tells Bingla that she is neither smart nor good looking enough for him which Alys overhearsIf you ve read or seen any version of Pride and Prejudice before you know what comes next as Alys and Darsee find themselves in a battle of wills as the Binat family tries to make sure their daughters find suitable husbands Mrs Binat in particular isn t interested in what Alys herself wants she needs to think of her family for once But will she marry for money For love Or will she be the rare lucky one who can find both Unmarriageable is a sweet fun romp and Kamal retains enough of the core of Austen s book while adding twists of her own I found that it worked better for me when I stopped trying to figure out how the characters names corresponded to the original ones and for that matter stopped comparing everything to the original She did a great job creating vivid imagery that helped me picture the different settings the fashions and the way the love stories unfoldedI thought the pacing of the book was a little slow but beyond that it was a fun interesting read I liked Kamal s concept but I honestly hope it s not a growing trend I m one of those curmudgeons who like the classics to stay classic and don t see the need to update them for the modern worldSee all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at A Word Child the Binat family Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and uickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways As Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking the days of lavish wedding parties unfold Fill My Stocking the Binats wait breathlessly Things That Matter to see if Jena will land a proposal and Alys begins Sibling Rivalry to realize Essential CG Lighting Techniques that Darsee’s brusue manner may be hiding a very different man from A House In The High Hills the one she saw at first glance Told with wry wit and colorful prose 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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 A Pakistani retelling of Pride and Prejudice And by an author born in Pakistan I was all sign me up So 366 stars It s not perfect and often it follows the original PP plot a little too closely especially with the characters names and some famous lines and scenes from PP that were a little too spot on Alysba Alys Binat as Elizabeth Bennet and Valentine Darsee are okay but I draw the line at Jeorgeulla Wickaam and the Looclus Lucas clan Humeria Hammy and Sumeria Sammy Bingla for the Bingley sisters was pretty funny though Mr Collins is Farhat Kaleen an older widower with three children Charlotte Lucas is Sherry Looclus The character makeovers of those last two were awesome by the wayI liked it best where it veered from PP in some interesting ways Sherry s point of view and subplot for example was really fascinating to me view spoilerand ultimately happier than Charlotte s I love that Sherry is happy with her tradeoffs and affluent lifestyle and is even enthusiastic about sex with Kaleen and mothering his children hide spoiler