Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies





Whenever I read Jane Austen's classic novels, I always come away feeling like they're missing a certain something. Now I know what it is. ZOMBIES. Fortunately, an enterprising author has put his heart and soul (and possibly his brain) into improving Austen's best-loved work. The result: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

From the Amazon description . . .

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone crunching zombie action.

Awesome. Now why didn't I think of that?

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats sounds like a good book, but I don't think my mom will let me read that since I can't even read Twilight.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Lena said...

YES! FINALLY, A WAY TO READ AUSTIN!

I've been unsuccessfully attempting to read Jane Austin's works (Emma particularly) for the past five months, both for school and for pleasure (which, as you may guess, I haven't been getting much of). With this, I suppose I'll find what I've been looking for!

-Lena

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Ummmm...wow. Weird.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

Sounds a lot more interesting than the original version. :)

6:50 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

Good! I definetly thought J.A.'s book needed some sprucing up!!

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

horrible! I'm sorry but that sounds absolutely horrible! way to ruin a good book....

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome! i cant wait to read it!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Emerald said...

Sounds strange... I don't know if I'll read it, though. 50% of me is like "That's AWESOME!" and the other 50% is like "That's awful and disgusting!"

11:09 PM  
Blogger Dame Orchid said...

I think the majority of the classic books would benefit from a little zombifacation.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

Oooh, I'd love to have a read of that book! Here you have a traditional English novel with....ZOMBIES!

Why didn't I ever think of that either?

4:41 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

"Bone crunching zombie action" I like that.

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no thanks!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

I am not a super fan of zombie books in general, after you have read one you kind of know how the others will end, but this sounds interesting.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

That's horrible! I agree with Anonymous #2, way to ruin a good book! :'(
Of Jane Austen, I've read "Pride and Prejudice" twice and "Northanger Abbey" once, and I think they were just fine. But I'm not a big fan of sci-fi, either. :P

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ew. just ew. Not everything has to be filled with "bone crunching" to make it interesting. Cant they let the classic alone? Sorry but that just bugs me.

8:32 PM  
Blogger The Cat in the Closet said...

Kind of scary cover art...I haven't read Jane Austen so I am not opinionated. I have watched the Masterpiece Theater versions, though! I remember them as being quite good.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Adding this to my "Must Read" list :3

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG I am always missing why there isn't any (at all) action in those books. No offense JA. i get it now!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

That is the best idea I've heard in a while! The 4 hour movie version (forced to watch it my my mother. Can't stand Austin anymore)would be so much better with bone crunching!

5:40 PM  
Anonymous ~Guesswho13~ said...

Anonymous#1: wow. That is exactly my situation!!!!
I love the cover art! (sorry The Cat in the Closet.)
Holly: I totally agree!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous liltomboyblue said...

I think it's awesome when people re-write classics in their own way, here is a wonderful example http://www.amazon.com/Zel-Donna-Jo-Napoli/dp/0141301163
This is one of my favorite books. Even though I think that it is cool that this person was motivated to re-write this, I think there is way to much pointless violence in our society (America, I can't speak much for other countries)

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a question, are there any boys on this site????
not that i am a boy! just wondering.

4:44 PM  

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