Perhaps it is because I’ve been a school librarian for awhile or that I’m into music, but every so often, I think of a soundtrack for a book. One of my English teacher friends is developing an assignment to have her students create a soundtrack for Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
If you know anything about me, I really don’t like Pride and Prejudice. I’ve tried to read it multiple times and the furthest I’ve read is about 3/4 of the way through the book. To me, the characters are shallow and not particularly likable.
So this is my *limited* P&P soundtrack:
“Loser” by Beck- Mr. Collins is a loser, bay-beee…
“Mr. Boombastic” by Shaggy- Let’s face it, this song totes applies to Darcy at the beginning of the novel.
“Handsome + Gretel” by Babes in Toyland- This is Bingley’s sister-whose name escapes me right now. It just is.
I realize that this is all early 90s alternative, so I don’t know what that has to do with P&P. The music is not metal. Sometimes, you just have to trust these things.