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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Quirky and amusing. If you are familiar with the original, then the changes are extra-amusing, but even those who haven't read Austen's masterpiece will be amused.



I have some nitpicks about the book: Grahame-Smith's own dislike of certain characters is evident from the additional, and out-of-character, abuse he has others heap upon them, and while I never object to seeing Caroline Bingley scorned, it should not be delivered by a shockingly rude comment from Mr. Darcy. The plot also creates an unresolved issue of the future of Longborne that never existed in the original.



Nevertheless, tremendous fun.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-05-30 12:03 am (UTC)
I grinned when I saw this on the Amazon homepage. I linked to it on my blog that day.

I haven't read P&P yet, but I just started Austen's Persuasion the other day. The whole novel is in an western civ literature anthology that I bought for a college course I took.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-30 12:14 am (UTC)
I love P & P with much much heart-ness. Persuasion is good, but P&P and S&S are much better books.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-05-30 12:32 am (UTC)
I figured those two novels were probably her best since it's those two you usually hear about and are most often adapted into film. I thought, Well, it's still Jane Austen and I already have it so I might as well start there. My sister-in-law is a huge JA fan and she and my brother are going to the next JA festival in Britain!

Edited at 2009-05-30 12:33 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-30 01:20 am (UTC)
It's still a good read. And wow, that's real fandom!
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[User Picture]From: cynic51
2009-05-30 12:28 am (UTC)
Dibs on next!

Or re-dibs, if I've already declared dibs. Who can remember?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-30 01:18 am (UTC)
I think you have dibs, after Ferrett reads it.
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[User Picture]From: hyrkanian
2009-05-30 12:42 am (UTC)
Must repost for my P&P obsessed friends. Me, I'm not going there. Not yet.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-30 01:21 am (UTC)
It's a hoot. Tell them to be sure to read the "questions for reading groups" at the end.
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[User Picture]From: delosd
2009-05-30 01:07 am (UTC)
:)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-30 01:24 am (UTC)
Kisses, dear.

Edited at 2009-05-30 01:27 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2009-05-30 06:03 am (UTC)
I so want to read this. I don't even like zombies, but I like Austen like nobody's business, even if P&P isn't my favorite of hers (just for the record, it's Mansfield Park).
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[User Picture]From: geli_tripping
2009-06-01 01:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the review! I've read all of Austen's novels and when I heard about this book I ordered it from the library right away! I can't wait till it comes in for me!
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