i just finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith. i have to say that it was pretty amazing–mr.darcy and elizabeth bennet are even more compelling characters when they have been trained in the fine art of zombie slaying in Japan and China.
i love the bio on the back of the book too– “JANE AUSTEN is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of english literature. SETH GRAHAME-SMITH once took a class in english literature.” i always love an author with a good self-deprecation complex.
another positive about this book is that it has illustrations inside! i loved turning the page and finding a drawing!! i think more classics should be illustrated like they used to be. ALSO–the cover is genius. the credit for this is listed in the beginning of the book as: “Cover zombification and design by Doogie Horner.”
the cover and premise of the next book Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters both look pretty incredible. here is the trailer for the new book:
i can’t wait to read it! i love sea monsters and firmly believe in the Loch Ness and Champ.
everyone is trying to copy seth grahame-smith left and right with titles like “Mr. Darcy, Vampyre,” but thats just lame. zombies are way better…vampyres are soooo stephenie meyer (especially when it’s spelled with a y).
ps. i also gave this book to one of my high school students who never reads, and she devoured it and went on to read more Jane Austin. turns out the addition of the living dead make old classics come alive.