11.10.2009

Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombie, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Yes.

I think we've established that I'm an avid - uhh - Jane Austen....ite. What can I say? I like 'er. Anyway. What you may NOT realize is that I also like zombies. Maybe not as much as Jane Austen, but I can't make everything my favorite, you know? Anyway. I'm glad I finally got to read this book. Hilarious from the very first second. I'm not even talking about the text - I'm talking about the cover! I hadn't really taken a good look at it before I bought it so when I actually got the book in the mail I was kind of surprised to see this:


when I own a copy of Emma that looks like this:


Hilarious, yes? I thought so.
Anyway. The book is great. It's the original story mashed up with zombies. eewwwww. Yeah. It's a good time and it's a good bit of fluff. There are even some pictures:


I really can't say too much more about it, except that I enjoyed the incorporation of the Shaolin stuff (having gone to see Soul of Shaolin at the Marquis this year) and I wish there had been more drama...more people turning into zombies and such. Also, I wanted Lady Catherine to be a total sham because that would be awesome.

2 comments:

  1. If you think I would enjoy it please bring the book down in December. When I was a wee small child I believed that my family were all zombies and if they knew I was really awake in bed they would tear me to pieces because they were really all evil creatures. Oh yeah, I have issues.

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  2. I love Jane Austen. But then, I find that Austenites tend to fall along gender lines. My husband groans when he hears "Mr. Darcy" coming from the tv in a British accent (again). This book sounds like some English teacher's creative way to get boys to enjoy Austen. When my kids are older, I may give it a try...

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