Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
"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.
This book was one of the most unique stories I have ever read. I will admit that I am not the biggest fan of reading classic literature, but when zombies, violence and mayhem are added into the mix, it certainly does make for an interesting read. I thought it was commendable how Seth Grahame-Smith changed the wording but it still felt like one was reading Pride & Prejudice. I didn't think that this book was outstanding, but it was very humorous, nevertheless. If you're a fan of zombies and Austen, then this book is definitely worth reading at least once.
Books read this year: 23/50.
Pages read this year: 8795/15000