We all need to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Guardian article on the subject seems to have got the idea that this is somehow a bad thing, close to sacrilegous. Personally, I think it's brilliant. This concept isn't some sort of attempt at "fusion cuisine"; it's a parody of Jane Austen and her tamest world of all possible tame worlds being thrown into the fantastic absurdity that is the zombie apocalypse. It IS funny that the repressed romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy be mixed with something like this.
"How low can you go?" cries Alison Flood. Actually, it's about time someone poked a bit of fun at the religiously revered Austen. Mark Twain (http://www.twainquotes.com/Austen_Jane.html) must be roaring with laughter in his grave.