Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Sunday, April 5, 2009

isbn: 978-1594743344

I have been waiting for this book for months and have not been disappointed! I fully admit to having a degree in English Lit and having never read any Jane Austen before today. I have seen the A&E 6 hour version of Pride and Prejudice more times than I dare to recall, and yet picking up the book always made me sleepy and I put it down... That is until they added zombies! The story is all still there, the major plot twists and the language and the letters back and forth, but there are muskets and tales of training in China and legions upon legions of the undead. I devoured it in two days, and I almost want to read the original to see what exactly was changed. Almost. Not quite. As far as horror goes, it has more romantic bits than it does gory ones, although my gore tolerance is quite high. I am also kind of upset that it was not any sexier than it was. I am apparently spoiled by all the historical romances (which I have not read but am now thinking I may have to) where they wear bodices that serve no other purpose but to be ripped off... by the decomposing hands of zombies! Ha ha, snort.

Can you believe is sold out? We also hand sold about 6 in as many hours the first day we got it at work. Woot!