Pride and Prejudice and…

December 21, 2009 at 21:27 (Web) (, , , , , , , )

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the wonderful (and outstandingly boring) Pride and Prejudice. A book about how the main character, an Elizabeth Bennet, deals with issues of manners, upbringing, moral rightness, education and marriage in her aristocratic society of early 19th century England. A gripping read as you can imagine.

Of course it is an important book full of realism, biting social commentary and free indirect speech by the author Jane Austen.

But let’s be honest, I should describe Pride and Prejudice as : “a 1940s movie staring the beautiful Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennet and Laurence Olivier (Greatest Male Stars of All Time) as the Mr. Darcy” because if it weren’t for motion picture only academics and tortured English literature students would know of it.

So where am I going with all this? Well I just got a new book for my birthday. And can you guess what it is? That’s right, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… yes you read that right ‘and zombies’.

According to various reviews this is a book which “takes Austen’s actual, original work, and laces it with zombie hordes, cannibalism, ninjas, and ultra-violent mayhem”.

I have no idea what chemicals the people who thought this up were taking but bravo to them. Going to read it tonight and I think I can assume it will be more entertaining than the original work.

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