February 10, 2016

REVIEW| Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith


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.

My thoughts: 

I've been told by many people that they hold  Jane Austen close to their hearts out of love for the great for feminine wit and sassy charm of her female character. My interest peaked in accomplishing to read of Jane Austen peaked when someone had re-written this classic to include zombies.

Who isn't moved by the idea of bad-ass Elizabeth Bennet kicking Zombie ass in hopes of great affliction of feminism? 

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.


I gave myself to high a expectation and let it drop down low. Because this didn't happen!

Perhaps it's because I haven't actually read the original that this stands alone in my love for this. Grahame-Smith could have taken this and drew all the little witty pieces that Austen had to offer, yet I found it completely lacking and still focused on the aspects of marriage.

Hello? There's Zombies outside. Why are you still nattering away about bloody balls?

Maybe I just missed the heart of this novel? Or perhaps, Grahame-Smith was too focused on recreating this novel for the changing zombie loving audience that he himself lost himself to producing something worth of reading. 

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