Friday, October 23, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
2009

"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. Can Elizabeth 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.

-Hayz's Review-
I liked this book a lot! It was so cute/funny/heartbreaking. Don't get me wrong it was really funny. Like when Elizabeth was at Rosings, and Lady Catherine asks her to show them some of her skills, it is exactly the same conversation as in Pride and Prejudice other than instead of talking about the piano they are talking about fighting. I couldn't help but laugh. And Darcy. . . is so dreamy, and ugh, he is irritating. Anyway, SPOILER, I hate, like seriously hate, Mr. Collins, but suicide, come on it was sad. Like Charlotte, oh my, I almost cried, but then how Mr. Collins hung himself, oh now that was so sad and heartbreaking. But overall I really liked this book.

-Hayz's Rating-
****