Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I like Ethiopian food, and I like knitting. I like Boston Terriers and long, hot showers. I like swimming and cooking. However, I would never knit while eating Ethiopian food, would never take a Boston Terrier in the shower, and have only upon occasion sauteed anything while dog-paddling in the deep end.
I like Jane Austen and Zombies!
But would I like them together? Well, Seth-Grahame Smith (author of the Spiderman Handbook, Pardon My President and the Big Book of Porn, among others) has made it possible for me to find out. Grahame-Smith co-authored (along with Ms. Austen, natch) the new book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, due out in May.
From the Publisher’s description:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. 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.
I do love zombie movies and zombie books. World War Z was not just entertaining, but also extremely well-written, and I count it among some of my favourite books. I have to admit, as much as it sounds ridiculous, if it’s well done, I bet it will be really, really funny, and I’ll probably pick one up pretty quickly in May.
Watch this space for a review!