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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Imagine Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s beloved comedy of manners, complete with bone-crunching, putrefying, flesh-eating zombies!  — A strange plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton--and the dead are returning to life. Feisty yet sensible Elizabeth Bennet--carefully trained in the deadly arts of swordsmanship a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781615230679
ISBN-10: 161523067X
Publication Date: 4/8/2009
Pages: 320
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3.3 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Quirk Productions
Book Type: Hardcover
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Since I love Jane Austen books and get a kick out of zombie movies/books, I had to give this a try, even though I've been disappointed by several parodies in the past. I was surprised that this was one of the best "reinterpretation" that I've read to date! My mind's eye had a great visual using the characters from the version Keira Knightley starred in. (As much as I love Colin Firth, the U.K. version with it's cast just didn't have characters that I could imagine in these action roles. ;P)

The writing style stayed consistent with Austen's, with the exception of a few liberal twists and the added zombies, so it may be a strange read for those not used to the lingo in the original. Characters in it were also not as simple-minded and wittier than in the original, showing that they weren't necessarily as nice and could think for themselves a bit better. There were several comments that made me laugh because they were so appropriate to the situation. It was also great to see some of the more devious characters get what they deserved instead of a happy, healthy life.

I sincerely hope that SGS does some more work on giving classics a fun twist, because it was neat re-reading what I already knew mixed in with something else to make it a different read altogether. Oh! And the Reader's Discussion Guide at the end is a great crack as well!
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