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?

2 comments:

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 :)