November 30, 2004

A good sequel

Book front cover
Title:
Good Wives (Penguin Popular Classics)
Author:
Louisa May Alcott
ISBN:
0140621903
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

Well, what can I say about "Good Wives" that hasn't been said about "Little Women"? The two books are pretty much the same style and are, of course, about pretty much the same characters.

Good Wives is a good (pardon the pun) sequel to Little Women and that's about it. If you enjoyed the first one, you should read this one. If you didn't, spend the £1.50 elsewhere!

On the good side, however, the character development in Good Wives is excellent. While reading, you can literally see all of them evolving into more mature "ladies" rather than staying "girls". I won't summarise the plot (because I never do!) but I can say that the title suggests what will happen in the end.

A word of warning though! If you're a fan of "Friends", do not, I repeat, do not watch the episode where Joey and Rachel swap books. Rachel will spoil the end for you as well!

That said, the book deserves a shiny four stars, for not slacking off but not being better either! A good read.


- 5 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Where's the pun?

    30 Nov 2004, 02:19

  2. You have to look really closely…

    30 Nov 2004, 02:21

  3. Michael Arthur

    I love this book. Got 3 (that's right, 3) copies of little women, and one of them is a joint "little women/good wives" book. Have to say that good wives, although touching on deeper emotional subjects than little women, did not make me cry as hard.

    30 Nov 2004, 02:24

  4. I REALLY don't get the pun even I have given your comment on 'Good Wives' a 'GOOD' read

    Ha hA ha HA ha

    30 Nov 2004, 02:27

  5. For what it's worth, the best Penguin Classics book I have bought is 'Middlemarch' by George Eliot. READ IT NOW. Don't go to lectures tommorrow, who cares about such trifles when you could bask in the ethereal charm of Eliot's words?

    30 Nov 2004, 02:29


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