“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.
Oh dear, yes! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was oodles of fun. Being a lover of all things Jane Austen, and not one to take things (nor classic literature) too seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed this reimagining of the classic Pride and Prejudice.
I must say job well done to the author as so much of the original story and feel was kept intact. There was just a healthy dose of humor and LIFE added by the undead. Haha – yeah I laugh at my own joke. Neener neener. I know some hard core Austen lovers might shoot me for this but in some ways I enjoyed as much if not more than the original.
I had heard conflicting reviews about this book and if you are unsure I would definitely take a look at both ends of the spectrum. It may not be for everyone but I think zombie fiction lovers with a soft spot for period pieces will definitely enjoy this.
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