Thursday, July 09, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Author Seth Grahame-Smith has mostly just used the original Jane Austen classic. His minor changes include making the Bennet clan a formidable band of Shaolin-trained killers, and the inclusion of zombies. Lots and lots of zombies.
Thematically, it holds up rather well. I read the Cliff's notes to the original alongside, and the modifications actually seemed surprisingly superficial. And honestly, given Austen's fondness for describing the subtleties of dinner conversation in exasperating detail I really don't think I would have got through it without our undead friends.


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