Friday, April 10, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I'm sure by know you have heard of the book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! It is poised to be #3 on the bestseller lists. I really don't know how I feel about this. I am a huge Jane Austen fan and I love Pride and Prejudice. I don't know how I feel about somebody just adding zombie passages to a great novel. As a reviewer I read today said, Jane Austen thought gothic fiction was silly, so you can imagine how she would feel about zombies.

I might read the book, but only if I can get it through work. I work at a book wholesaler and occasionally we lease books to libraries that will be high demand. I have a feeling this will be one of those books. Then I can buy it after it's returned for $1. However, I will not buy it new.

I hope this won't be a new trend though. Can you imagine Tom Sawyer and Zombies? On the Road with Zombies? To Kill a Mockingbird with Zombies?

Personally, I have never seen the draw of zombies. I understand the fascination with vampires but zombies?


Deborah said...

They won't read the classics and yet they'll read this garbage. Is it just me or are people in western society actually getting dumber?

Glynis said...

Yuk, I am not a zombie fan and as for this...well yuk :)