(cover designed by Cleone Lyvonne;
cover photos by Kathy Eimers and Jon Helgason)
Conclusion: I love Two Guys Read Jane Austen! In college, I read quite a bit of literary criticism. This book has just as much value with a much more casual approach. Throughout the book, Chandler and Hill refer to experiences from their own lives and thoughts on other things they were reading at the time. They relate reality to the novels without pining after Elizabeth Bennet or Fanny Price, which I appreciate. (That's not to say they don't reflect on the romantic value of the characters, because they do.) And I love my fellow Austen readers, but let's face it, most of us are women, right? It's nice to get a different perspective on Austen from a man's eyes--and two men reading it for fun, nonetheless.
Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill provide a fresh and exciting perspective on an old favorite. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Jane Austen and even to anyone who has their doubts about her--maybe it will change your mind!