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READ Õ Unmarriageable READ Û DDTUST-UDA.RU Ì Soniah Kamal READ & DOWNLOAD Unmarriageable Mpressed by the Binat family Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and uickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal and Alys begins to realize that Darsee’s brusue manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance Told with wry wit and colorful prose Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen’s beloved novel and an exhilarating exploration of love marriage class and sisterho A beautifully told story full of character charm and culture This was such a magical story a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern day Pakistan Full disclosure I have never read PP don t tell anybody and this book still was pure magic Soniah Kamal has crafted a wonderfully told tale that really brought the people and the culture of Pakistan to lifeAlys is a modern self sufficient woman living in a not so modern or forward thinking Pakistan there is a definite tug of war between what Alys wants and what her mother and society believe she needs Alys is the second daughter in a family of five girls and her mother is determined to get them all married off well Alys Who works as a English literature teacher feels as though it is important to educate girls and teach them that they can be than just somebody s wifeThe Pakistani culture absolutely fascinated me and I loved learning about a different culture The characters in the story were so well developed and likable I was seriously ready to hop on a plane to Pakistan and visit Alys and sisters any similarities to PP were completely lost on me but as I mentioned previously that definitely did not hinder my enjoyment of this book The story was captivating the characters were charming and the romance was sweet yes there is a Mr Darcy and even I know that is from the originalThis is an exuisite story that will make you proud to be a woman and grateful that there are wonderful books like this to read Absolutely recommend song running through my head I could see this being Alys s anthem uestion tell me what you think about meI buy my own diamonds and I buy my own ringsOnly ring your celly when I m feelin lonelyWhen it s all over please get up and leaveuestion tell me how you feel about thisTry to control me boy you get dismissedPay my own fun oh and I pay my own billsAlways fifty fifty in relationshipsThe shoes on my feet I ve bought itThe clothes I m wearing I ve bought itThe rock I m rockin I ve bought it Cause I depend on me if I want itThe watch I m wearin I ve bought itThe house I live in I ve bought itThe car I m driving I ve bought itI depend on me I depend on meAll the women who are independentThrow your Destinys Child 2000 A huge thank you to Random House Valentine for my copy of this book

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READ Õ Unmarriageable READ Û DDTUST-UDA.RU Ì Soniah Kamal READ & DOWNLOAD Unmarriageable In this one of a kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern day Pakistan Alys Binat has sworn never to marry until an encounter with one Mr Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages but Alys the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have childr 45 starsI absolutely ADORED this book It was a truth universally acknowledged that people enter our lives in order to recommend reads Unmarriageable is a charming retelling of Pride and Prejudice that takes place in Pakistan the early 2000 s Soniah Kamal captures the essence of the original and at the same time creates something new by transporting the characters and the plot to modern day Pakistan The plot stays true to the original PP Kamal effortlessly weaves in Pakastani cultural norms to add a new twist to the plot as well as to emphasize gender norms and other elements of Pakistani culturePP is one of my all time favorite books I have reread it numerous times I also have read many modern updates and retellings Some of these have failed greatly while others have hit the mark I must say that Unmarriageable is one my new modern favorites retellings because not only does Kamal hit the mark on capturing the feeling of the original plot but she also captures the spirit of the characters while at the same time adding something new by highlighting the conventions of marriage and gender norms of Pakistani culture through the lens of the original I would highly recommend Unmarriageable to those who love Pride and Prejudice as well as to those who have never read the original This is a story that never loses its charmI received an ARC of this book from Random House Publishing Group Ballantine Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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READ Õ Unmarriageable READ Û DDTUST-UDA.RU Ì Soniah Kamal READ & DOWNLOAD Unmarriageable En Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years Mrs Binat certain that their luck is about to change excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich eligible bachelors On the first night of the festivities Alys’s lovely older sister Jena catches the eye of Fahad “Bungles” Bingla the wildly successful and single entrepreneur But Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is clearly uni It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl can go from pauper to princess or princess to pauper in the mere seconds it takes for her to accept a proposal Pride and Prejudice remains my favorite book of all time So I am a sucker for all seuels takeoffs etc Some have been very good Eligible Longbourn others deadly Mary B I m looking at youThis takeoff on PP takes place in modern day Pakistan which works well because so few other places in modern times can get away with the idea that marriage and being a mother is the be all and end all for a woman What doesn t work is the author s idea that the names must all be bad take offs on the originals As if we couldn t have figured out for ourselves who was meant to be whom This lacks the sophisticated dry humor of Austen but few measure up there The issue is always being humorous without descending into caricature It skates dangerously close at times But it s charming and enjoyable in its own way And I did appreciate Kamal getting a laugh in on those who see a movie or miniseries and feel like they ve read the book Cue Colin Firth in a wet shirtWhere Kamal does shine is when she takes on Pakistani culture Not just how the women are treated and valued but how the citizens reconcile their history with the English empire especially given that Alys teaches English literature I don t know much about current Pakistani culture but it all just felt real Kamal doesn t feel the need to mirror the plot of PP exactly which is a good thing She retains enough of the original story while putting her own uniue spin on it Overall this is one PP revision I can recommend My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book

  • Kindle Edition
  • 352
  • Unmarriageable
  • Soniah Kamal
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
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