Monday, June 15, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith -- A Book Review

"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, sword fights, 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.

3 comments:

  1. I have mixed feelings about this book. Some of it was hilarious and other parts were a little dull. I did like the zombie parts and I thought the funniest part was when Charlotte Lucas has been bitten and no one seems to notice. I didn’t like how he turned Elizabeth into a cold-hearted killer. I wish he had kept more of the enduring qualities of her personality. I would recommend reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice first at least. It makes this title more fun to read as you can see where the changes have been made and so on.
    If you’re looking for some fun read this book. Or if you’re a fan of zombies!!!

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  2. I stumbled upon this title on the internet and totally thought it was just a joke! I wonder how the author ever decided to blend Pride and Prejudice with zombies? I'm glad you seemed to enjoy it ;)

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  3. It is no joke. Ha! I sorta read through it pretty fast since I know the story so well. It's more fun to just read parts that the zombies have been added in. :0)

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