Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Review -- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Published by Quirk Books, 2009
317 pages

Disclaimer: I didn't realize until yesterday that there is some controversy surrounding this book in the blogger community (not sure what I am talking about? read this post by trish at hey lady). I am reviewing this book on my own. I did not receive a free copy from Quirk Books or the author.

Summary: Seth Grahame-Smith takes the characters and plot of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and adds a 55 year plague that turns people into zombies. The Bennet sisters are warriors who protect their home from the undead while their mother schemes to marry them off.

Review: If you can't get enough Jane Austen remakes or the retooling of her classic stories, then Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is for you. Seth Grahame-Smith carefully tweaks the Bennet sisters into skillful warriors, but keeps their characters intact. Jane is still exceedingly nice, Kitty is still silly, and Mrs. Bennett is still embarrassingly brash -- now they just have zombies to contend with. The plot is somewhat altered, some of the minor characters find themselves in different situations then the original, but the book is so much fun, the reader will not mind. Rating: ****out of 5

1 comment:

Alexia said...

Okay, the idea of Pride and Prejudice being turned into a zombie book just seems laughable to me....