I started P&P after my best friend (a die-hard Jane Austen fan), convinced me to read at least one of her books. Usually I'm not into these types of books where the female characters are ever-so-proper and no character is allowed to just spit out their feelings and get to the point, but I rather enjoyed this book.
There were many character developments throughout the book and makes me think how lucky I am to live in a time where it hardly matters how much money someone has, or what connections they have. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I fell in love with Mr. Darcy, even when he was being a rude idiot. Mr. Bingley was almost too 'amiable' (heh) for me, while Mr. Darcy didn't feel the need to impress anyone. I thought the ending was great and Austen definitely knows how to twist a book around in the last 50 pages (original M. Night Shymalan, except without the descent into crappy books about poisonous trees).
Now all I need to decide is which film/TV version got it best! For me, it was the miniseries with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Firth knows just how to make Mr. Darcy as awkward as possible, and I loved it. Plus, Keira Knightley as Elizabeth was just too brash and loud, it just didn't seem to fit her character.
Let me know which version is your favorite and what Austen book I should tackle next on my list! Right now I'm reading "Death is a Lonely Business" by Ray Bradbury because he is my favorite author. He also knows how to make even a murder mystery imaginative and lovely to read.