BOOKISH WEDNESDAY

I am nearly finished reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.  The book is published by appropriately named Quirk Books and is a Quirk Classic.

This is taken from the back cover:

“‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.’

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes and bone-crunching zombie mayhem.  As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton — and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennett is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.  What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the young lovers–and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield.  Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan?  And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.”

It is campy and fun and gruesome all at the same time, and I am enjoying reading it. If you are a Heroes fan, in the first episode of the new season titled Orientation, the professor administering the AP mathematics test at Claire’s college is shown reading this book.

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I wear many hats -- mother and grandmother, paralegal, knitter, bass player in a praise and worship band, gardener, cook, avid reader, good friend, good listener -- just to name a few. View all posts by ksknitter

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