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Emma: A Modern Retelling (Austen Project)

Emma: A Modern Retelling (Austen Project) - Alexander McCall Smith

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I wanted to like this book, I really, really did...but...it failed. McCall Smith attempts to transport Emma into modern times and the whole thing feels kind of forced. The language for one, is not reflective of modern times, it still reads with too much formality and McCall Smith relies on rephrasing instead of rewriting/retelling. The original Emma is not a likeable heroine and neither is McCall Smith's Emma and I think he should've left her alone.