This is my review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for the Holiday Break Reading Challenge. It's not too late to join in the fun!
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This week's pick is a classic that's been kicked, karate chopped, and zombie-fied. It's called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and it's a sort of collaboration beyond the grave by Jane Austen (died in 1817) and Seth Grahame-Smith (still kickin').
Grahame-Smith took Austen's classic tale of society women longing for the perfect marriage and added a serious dose of humor in the way of zombie-talk. It turns out that there is nothing funnier than the classic character Elizabeth Bennett stopping polite conversation to form a "pentagram of death" with her sisters so that they can behead zombies in the middle of a formal ball. Grahame-Smith doesn't overdo the zombie-lingo, but expertly adds in a word or phrase here and there.
If you think that you'd like to try this new twist on an old classic, it's at the back of the room on the free reading shelf. If you're more of a purist, I also have the original in my office.