austen + zombies = lighthearted fun beach read

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Cute, clever idea, and fun novelty for the first few chapters, yet in my opinion the zombie bits could have been better. The novelty wore off pretty quick and then it became a bit of a "reader's digest condensed" version of the P&P story with little character development, and not near enough actual zombie mayhem!

Still, this is a quick and entertaining read for folks who don't take themselves, or their Jane Austen, too seriously...let's not forget that Ms. Austen herself had some badazz comedic skillz and appreciation of the bizarre. Also, the illustrations alone are worth the purchase! The very thought of Lizzy kicking some serious zombie butt on her walk to Netherfield had me giggling out loud, and the illustration of that scene was priceless.

1 comment:

Zoey said...

oooo sounds like fun...might have to check this one out! :)