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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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The beauty of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth-Grahame-Smith is the way in which he seamless integrates zombies into the original source text. I wonder though what the reading experience is like for those who have never read the original. I find that it is much better having read the original, as the ridiculousness and the sheer fun of it hits home even more. I think that it will be an amazing best-seller and I look forward to more in the series. And if it gets people reading some classic literature then so be it. My only fear is that this will spawn a whole new sub-genre of imitators that poorly integrate and simply troll through classic literature for fan-fiction style zombie integration. If people can write and retain the original quality and tone of the text, then I’m all for it, but to simply insert zombies into random literature for the sake of zombies, not sure how well our market will respond….

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Written by thebeliever07

April 6, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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  1. I’m looking forward to “Crime and Punishment and Zombies,” “War and Peace and Zombies” and maybe, for variety, something for the stage: “Romeo and Juliet and Zombies.”

    Carroll Lachnit

    April 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

  2. I absolutely love this book, it is the perfect thing for Valentine’s Day, Romance and Violence.

    Jessica

    February 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm


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