I received my copy of Mr Darcy, Vampyre on Wednesday, so made a start on it last night. So far, I’m not overly impressed: the writer seems to rush through things, hardly any description of what’s going on, more “he said, she said, they did”, but I don’t know if that’s just because they’re trying to hurry to get to the vampire bit, or if this is how it’s going to be throughout. And there’s all sorts of tortured expressions being displayed for fleeting moments, and brooding. I hate brooding, I do.
Also, there’s a LOT of familiarity assumed with Pride and Prejudice – it starts pretty soon after Pride and Prejudice finishes, so you’re assumed to know all the characters and names that are thrown in. I’m glad I had read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies not too long ago, so who most people were came back to me, and those characters are left behind by the end of the first chapter, but I did slow me down a fair bit: racking my memory to work out who people were!
Only 36 or so pages in though, and now they’re en route to Paris, so we’ll see if it improves.