Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
This was my second time reading Northanger Abbey and I think this time I got more out of it. First time I read Northanger Abbey years ago in English, and that time my english sucked. Now, when my English is better I could have read it in English, but this time I chose to read in Finnish, just for a change.
I like Catherine as a character. She is funny.
Henry Tilney is a little dissappoinment to me. I have fell in love with all the other Austen heroes, but Tilney just don't make it. He seems very polite and gentlemenlike, but I just don't see any romantic side at him. I understand, that Catherine is really fond of him etc. but I just don't really get much out of the love story between Catherine and Tilney. I think the love between them is not the main idea in the book.
I liked the story and the way it was translated in Finnish. Really good story, but not my Austen favorite. :)
I want to see the movie/TV adaptation next because I haven't seen it yet and that guy looks pretty hot! :)