Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."
I was originally horrified at the thought of Jane Austen's work being tainted with Zombies. I do not like zombies, I don't watch zombie movies or let Mr. play zombie video games. So when book club decided to read the zombie edition of Pride and Prejudice, I was really disappointed. I did just finish the original P&P back in November and as you know I do have a whole blog dedicated to Jane Austen's books.
Mr. talked me into reading the book. A goal of mine is to have an area dedicated to all Jane Austen and in Mr.'s mine that includes tainted versions of her books. Plus I want to buy and read all the Book Club books even if it's not my thing.
So I bought it. And, really I am glad I did. This book is hilarious!! I don't know if it's because the original story is so fresh in my mind but. It's like those books you read and you think to yourself "Oh, I wish this had happened or that was done differently" That's almost exactly what this book is like!
Totally gonna write Spoilers!! It's just to much for me not too!
It was so weird thinking of Jane, Lydia, Kitty, and Mary as warrior woman who have daggers in the boots at a ball!
And things like Charlotte checking out a downed carriage and being bitten. Then marrying the funny looking Mr. Collins. The whole story line was hilarious!! I am so glad this book included pictures. It just added to the affect.
The only thing I really didn't like was when Elizabeth attacked Darcy, I felt it was a little overdone. They didn't really have a reason to fit. But when Elizabeth fights Catherine De Bourgh, I was pretty happy with the end results.
I really enjoyed this story. Read this really quickly. And it's made me want to read through Sense and Sensibility so I can read the Sea Monster version of it (even though I've heard bad things about that one) Seth Grahame-Smith did a good job incorporating the Zombie story in with the original and it was almost seamless.
To end here is my favorite drawing in the book! HAPPY READING
Oh, and I don't know about you but it would be totally awesome to see a Keira Knightly version of this! in movie form obviously!