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Posted August 2, 2005
WSS: 'horrifying excuse for a book'
Ladies and Gentlemen, be warned, Wide Sargasso Sea is a horrifying excuse for a book. To understand the story better it's best to read Jane Eyre, although after reading it I was still thoroughly confused with WSS. After I had read Jane Eyre, which I had completely fallen in love with, I had the highest expectations for this book, however I felt it did not grab me and pull me into it, it left me bored and tired as well as confused, and left me feeling empty. Whereas in Jane Eyre I could hardly put the book down at times, the characters and the story captivated me, and I was rarely confused by what was going on. I felt completely satisfied after reading a classic book such as Jane Eyre, which I had heard about at random times throughout my life. Save your money and spend it on a book that's worth while. You have been warned.
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Posted December 9, 2001
Compared to Jane Eyre...
I read Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea for my college English class. I was surprised by how much i liked Jane Eyre, and started this book expecting way too much . Rhys' style is incredibly different than Bronte's. Put simply, i hated this book with a passion. It was boring, tedious, and at times confusing. I really really struggled to get through it. Bronte's style is awash with wonderful imagery and its very readable. WSS is none of these. Only read it if you're forced to, IMO. You've been warned.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.