Thursday, May 6, 2010

Weekend Read: Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster is a fantastic interactive adventure, mashing up all of Austen's books. You play as Elizabeth Bennett and have to make choices at different story crossroads. Should you go ahead and marry Mr. Collins? Will you accept Darcy's invitation to dance? Your decisions affect you and your family's futures. While following the basic Pride & Prejudice story line, you also run into familiar faces from Mansfield Park, Emma, and even Becoming Jane. The format is fun and addictive, and the author's style has a playful, sometimes acidic sense of humor. Extra quizzes about the life and times of Regency era inhabitants can either give you points or subtract from them. You don't necessarily have to keep score but it's more fun that way. And I would suggest playing some of it with your friends for a good laugh.

If you want some entertainment this weekend mixed with a little interactivity, pick up a copy of Lost in Austen this weekend.
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