A Classic That’ll Eat Your Brain

It’s summer. School is out (unless you’re the unlucky sap taking summer school), finals are over, and it’s time to sit back and chill.

But, just because you’re not in school, you still want to look smart and fancy. So, you’re thinking about reading a good ol’ classic. Like Frankenstein or, maybe, A Tale of Two Cities.

Good books, yes. A little dense for summer though. So, how about you try a classic dashed with modern fanfares? Such as, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

Yes, I wrote that right. I promise there is a book titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and it’s written by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature. Seth Grahame-Smith once took a class in English literature.” (Author bio, back of the book)

The book’s published by Quirk Classics, and it’s a New York Times best seller.

Using the actual work of Jane Austen, just with an added flare of zombies, we get a new telling of the ambitious Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet has a bloodlust and keen zombie killing moves. Mr. Darcy is renowned for his zombie hunting and slaughtering. Mr. Collins is…well, the regular slimy Mr. Collins.

Don’t be fooled, my friends. Even with the zombies, the original writing style of Pride and Prejudice is still there. This, of course, makes it all the better.

Such as the opening line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

This book is all in good fun. It isn’t meant to be taken seriously, which makes it the perfect summer read. It’s light-hearted fun that’ll make you laugh to no end. How can you not, when you have people of the Regency era fighting zombies and ninjas and the “class-conscious landed gentry”?

So, need a book for the summer? Read the Quirk-y Classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You won’t regret it.

Unless of course you’re reading it and a zombie attacks you…

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  1. cassie
    15/05/2009 at 9:03 am Permalink

    I am so going to read this!

  2. Brian
    24/05/2009 at 7:00 am Permalink

    Going on my list of books to buy when I get back from China!

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