When I first read Jane Austen , it was a little bit of a struggle, but I grew to really enjoy her books . I liked the language , the rules, and the glimpse into another time. ( A time I’m not so sure I’d want to live in).
I love Pride and Prejudice. I’ve read it a number of times. I’ve seen a number of movie adaptations (the BBC version with Colin Firth is my favorite,but Bride and Prejudice , a bollywood adaptation of the book was pretty good, too. ). I have to admit that I haven’t read any of the prequels/sequels or spin- offs…Until Now.
I was given a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for my birthday. Yes, author Seth Grahame-Smith has added ‘ultraviolent zombie mayhem’ to P&P. And it is really funny . And a little gross. It is somewhat disconcerting to be reading a very proper comedy of manners and then zombies ( known as unmentionables in the book ) rudely interrupt the ball. Happily, Elizabeth and her sisters are very good at dispatching zombies.
The First line made the book absolutely irresistible to me:
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possesion of brains must be in want of more brains.
I suggest jumping on the waiting list for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. If zombies aren’t your thing, a reread of the original could be nice … and a movie might be nice, too.