Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

pride prejudice and zombies Pictures, Images and Photos

Yes, this is actually a book. A hysterical, hysterical book, especialy when read right after Pride and Prejudice. This is how the back reads:

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. He lives in Los Angeles.

*snort* This is pretty much the vein of this book; tongue firmly planted in cheek. The story is almost exactly the same. Same characters, same events, except they fight zombies a lot.

The formal dance, where we first meet Bingley and Mr. Darcy harshly dismisses Elizabeth? Yea, zombie attack.

zombies Pictures, Images and Photos

There's a deadly plague causing zombies to sprout everywhere and it's the norm now. The Bennett sisters are trained in the Chinese Ninja arts. I loved all the random Chinese references to their training thrown in. When they are at Lady Catherine's beautiful estate, Lady Catherine does not ask Miss Bennett to show off her piano and singing talents, no. She is asked to show off her marial arts skills in a battle to death with Lady Catherine's private Ninjas.

It's FUN. And with pictures! It's supposed to be ridiculous and I laughed out loud a lot. This book proudly sits right next to my "Pride and Prejudice" copy on my book shelf.


Ari C'rona said...

Sounds like a hoot! Quite a twist to the original! :o)

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I thought this would be hilarious, but I'm not amused by this book.


I was hoping for something better.