I very rarely give up on a book once I have started reading it as I think that if I have begun it, I owe it to myself to finish. But with this book (although I tried my best) I just couldn't take it. I am a huge fan of Austen and thought this book would be just as fantastic as the others I had previously read. How wrong I was! It was long winded, didn't seem to be going anywhere, the characters did not seem to stand out to me AT ALL and it seemed like even Austen herself didn't know what she was doing when writing this book! (which perhaps is true considering this was the last book she completed and she was very ill at the time) Has anyone read this book or *gasp* enjoyed it? I thought it was terrible.