Author: Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. 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. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
This could have been a lot more interesting.
The starting was quite amusing, I was looking forward to a fresh take on pride and prejudice. But a few chapters into the book, it became quite monotonous.
The story is essentially the same, the only difference is that every time any characters go from one place to other, they will meet an army of Zombies, and they will fight them all. Also, there would be mentions of these “unmentionables” in random conversations other than that, the story remains the same.
The Bennett sisters are trained fighters, so they are more strong and independent than their original counterparts, who where known for their skills in drawing, painting etc, these girls are known for their killing and fighting skills. Another interesting twist was the fact that Elizabeth was looking forward to meeting Mrs. Catherine as she is the “best fighter”.
You do not need to have read the original Pride and Prejudice in order to read this book.
All in all, I had very high hopes for this book, it could have been so much more. Not worth buying it, but if you find an eBook or a library copy, you could skim through it.