Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Are Attacking!

Book Cover"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

OK. What classics lover could possibly resist these first lines? I’ve been daydreaming about some of these stuffy 19th-century characters being hacked into pieces since having to read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for Dr. Kurata’s Victorian literature class at UAB. Surely I'm not the only one?

In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Seth Grahame Smith has perfectly blended Jane Austen's prose with some living dead action. In the quaint village of Meryton, a plague has turned the villagers into zombies and it's up to Elizabeth Bennet to make mincemeat out of some ghouls. But the arrogant Mr. Darcy shows up and Ms. Bennet finds herself in a battle of wills with Mr. Darcy and a battle of survival with the zombies.

The blending of manners and the need to kick some zombie derriere has turned “a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read."

Bored students: rejoice. Zombies: watch your backs...or what's left of them.

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Gabriel Gadfly said...

I picked this book up a few days ago, and I'm enjoying every minute of reading it.

Tressa said...

I've got a copy of it but haven't cracked it open yet. Can't wait, though. Let the bloodshed begin!

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