Monday, April 27, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a hilarious book. A parody of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Seth Grahame-Smith, this book includes a whole lot of zombies, ninja’s and a way cooler heroine with skills that would put Alice from Resident Evil to shame... well okay... maybe not. This book won me over from the first time I read about it at Book Nook Club’s blog. I’m a big fan of zombie movies and I knew I just had to read it.
I read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice maybe ten to fifteen years ago so obviously I can’t remember the exact details of the book. According to New York Times, 85% of the original text was maintained in the book and 15% is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s exceptional work of weaving the undead with a taste for human brains into the storyline.

I’ve found reviews from readers who either love the book or hate it. I think the reviews that I’ve read so far of those who didn't like the book may tend to compare the current book too much with the original work in terms of language, character etc. To me, why bother it’s meant to be a laugh out loud book and should not be taken too seriously.
Anyway, if you disliked Lady Catherine’s character as much as I did then one of the best parts of the book is Lizzy kicking her ass... HAIYA!

All in all, this was definitely a fun, fun read.

Here are other reviews I found on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:

Side note:

I love my copy of Pride and Prejudice from Headline Review. It has a great chick lit feel on the cover and includes great information on Jane Austen's background. I intend to collect all of Jane Austen’s books from the same publisher. Right now I only own Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Emma but will get the rest of the copies soon for my Themed Reading Challenge.


Melody said...

I've read a few mixed reviews on this book... not sure if I'd get it but we shall see...

I love Jane Austen's books! I've only read two of her books so far (though I've all her books in my pile). I wish I've more reading time! ;)

Amanda said...

I see you already saw my review but I just loved this book so much! I actually haven't seen a negative review of it yet, though to be fair, I haven't seen many reviews at all. Thanks for the statistics on how much was original text. That's nice to know.

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for my award, I've passed it on :)

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