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Book Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Jane Austen - Reviewed by HelenphH (22 Mar 2010)
This was recommended to me by someone who is a huge fan of Jane Austen. Another recommendation came from someone who HATES Jane Austen and felt that Grahame-Smith's additions fully redeemed Austen's own efforts. Taking a middle view on Austen's work I also thoroughly enjoyed this book so it seems safe to say it would be appreciated by all.
Imagine the formality and rigidity of life in Regency England, centred round a family consisting of a silly and fussy mother, a sensible but downtrodden father and their five unmarried daughters - just as Austen created them. But now imagine those same young ladies employed by the government to help wipe out the plague of zombies whose habits included eating brains and attacking all and sundry. Imagine the Bennett girls all taking concealed ankle daggers to Mr Bingley's ball and you can see that this is a very clever and funny version of the original.
It helps to have some knowledge of Austen's work to fully appreciate the book, but if you've watched one of the television or movie versions that is suffient to put this in context. I must admit to visuallising Dame Judi Dench reprising her role as Lady Catherine, now renowned as killing ninety zombies with only a wet envelope. I see her with elegant gown tucked into her waistband, slicing into zombies left and right with that indomitable look she does so well.
Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature. Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.
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