Saturday, January 31, 2009

Books: The zombie plague enters its malingering stage.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

Here's the press release copy:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. 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 as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans.

I like the little bit at the end that suggests that this will result in legions of new Austen fans.


Pauline said...

Proving so efficiently that there is little if any imagination left in the field of writing. That's it. I'm going back to Patrick O'Brian. "The Zombie Admiral". Delectable.

ILoz Zoc said...

LOL!!!! This is priceless!!! Maybe the sequel can be Austin coming back as a zombie and eating the people that thought this one up. Oh, wait, maybe not, no brains...?

sarah said...

This is possibly the only way I'll ever read another Jane Austen novel. Getting through Persuasion for a class recently was rough.