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!
Victoria K. reviewed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on
Awesome. Simply Awesome. It takes my two favourite ( Victorian literature and Zombies) genres and marries them wonderfully. At first it seems a little dumbed down compared to the original. But after a while you stop comparing it to the original and just enjoy it for the sheer ridiculousness. I love this book. I love the original, but this is 10x better because its fun, quickly paced and just plain awesome!