08 April 2009

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

WTF?! I say again, WHAT THE FUCK??!!

I am completely serious. 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' by Jane Austen and Seth Graeme-Smith.

The synopsis you wonder? Well, isn't it obvious?? : 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...

Personally, I like the original, but I totally want to read this book AND see the movie (not that there is a movie... yet!). Would love to see it done a la 'Shaun of the Dead' style!

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