Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Splurge Of The Week : Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
" '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 of 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 Bennet 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 two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she 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."
Were do I begin on why you should read this book!?!....
1) The mash-up is amazingly done. I still wanna know how the hell he did it.
2) It has fucking Zombies! I'll read almost anything with zombies.
3) It has kickass, strong women who fight the zombies better than men.
4) The mash-up is done by Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the kickass book How To Survive A Horror Movie (if you haven't read that one yet, go to the bookstore NOW). BTW...he also wrote the big Book of Porn.
4) Again, Zombies
If you like films such as Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, your gonna love this book. Hell, If you're literate you'll like this. If you're a zombie...you probably won't. And If you like to save money, even on a splurge, you can find this book at Walmart for $9 instead of the $13 list price!