Sunday, 6 March 2011

Armchair Novel Review - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Written by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Paperback, 320 pages

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

It is also a truth universally acknowledged that the classics, especially classics involving proper and polite society, are made infinitely more enjoyable by the addition of the walking dead.

Meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters like you have never known them before: Fetching and demure and of a marriageable age, and also well trained in the deadly arts. England has been in the grip of a strange plague for this last five and fifty years and the sisters, Elizabeth at the helm, are determined to protect their mother country from  the sorrily stricken.

This book is timely too, one can never be too careful when the ground begins to soften. Or too ladylike. There is no excuse for bad manners when defeating hoards of rotting corpses.

New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a hilarious spin on Jane Austen's original work, and a great way to spend a weekend.