January 30, 2009

We all need to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store ,books/products_id,7847/title,Pride-and-Prejudice-and-Zo mbies

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.

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  1. I agree. Fuck the Austenites, with their literary hollier-than-thou attitudes.

    31 Jan 2009, 20:01

  2. Bob

    I have never read any Austen, but I have read Seth Grahame-Smith, he is great.

    02 Feb 2009, 11:28

  3. Good to know- could you recommend any?

    02 Feb 2009, 12:10

  4. Bob

    The Big Book of Porn : A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies

    02 Feb 2009, 17:51

  5. Condoms Girl

    it’s a fusion of old “classics” – zombies are just as much a classic as Austen!

    14 Feb 2009, 00:58

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