Friday, April 17, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Finally a version of this classic tale that is worth reading. After years, nay, decades of being subjected to movie after movie and listening to my sisters and all my wife's friends go on and on about this book I may actually read it.

Here is the the quote from Amazon;

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- "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 as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she 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.

I am buying this tomorrow.

4 comments:

Sara said...

I am speechless.... :)

Kristin said...

Seriously Mark? Why don't you just start a nice Sci-Fi series... at least they don't pretend to be intellectual.

Sorry about the phone nightmare. Hope you got it that third time.

shawn & bekah said...

Can't wait to hear your thoughts after you've completed it.

Sara Anne said...

Let me know how this goes. Coming from an Austen outsider, it will be interesting to know what you think.