Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I know we have many Austen fans on this site. Friends, I must ask: have you all read Jane's latest? It's called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance--Now With Ultra-Violent Zombie Mayhem!

Many thanks to Dawhud for telling me about this delicious novel! Ms. Austen's remastered masterpiece comes to us with a little help from Seth Grahame-Smith (his biography: "once took a class in English literature. Lives in Los Angeles.")

I really enjoyed this book. Not only was the novel itself hilarious, but the questions for discussion in the back made me chuckle. (My favorite: "Does Mrs. Bennet have a single redeeming quality?")

For more, check out this description from Amazon:

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read."


Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore. I loved this book, and I think you will, too!

6 comments:

Seneca said...

I have this, but I have not read it yet. I will soon now :)

Jaime said...

That sounds AMAZING.

Anneliese Kelly said...

I just...can't...do it. Sorry. Jane must stay un-messed with in my world.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done, Kate Diamond, if that is your real name. P&P&Z also makes you wonder what might be possible if more literature was in the public domain. Also: zombies. Keep up the good work.

MCG

Vivi Andrews said...

I heard about this on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! I didn't know it had already been released. Must buy! Must buy!

Ladytink_534 said...

Zombies scare me too badly. I'd have nightmares for months!