Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Seth Graeme-Smith and Jane Austen – Review (Book)

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I’ve never really been one for the Jane Austen series of novels – the stories just never really seem to grab me.

However upon seeing this fantastic cover in the book store I was intrigued to see what Seth Graeme-Smith had done to a literary work held in such high esteem.

It is clear from the outset that Graeme-Smith has a lot of respect for the original work and that he is looking to make this re-imagining as fun as possible.

Having the Bennett sisters as highly trained ninja style defenders of the realm works and obviously leads to many a situation that never made it into the original novel.

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That Graeme-Smith maintains the language of the original and manages to retain the sense that both Austen’s parts and the ‘Zombie Mayhem’ are all in the same style is quite a feat.

Some artistic licence has been used and the story doesn’t play out in exactly the same manner as the original but Pride And Prejudice And Zombies should be praised for being bold enough to mix, what you would think would be, two completely unsuitable themes.

Overall I would most certainly recommend the book to anyone, even if you’re not a fan of Jane Austen’s writing. I wasn’t aware of the story previous to reading this book so don’t let that hold you back either.

I suspect it won’t be long until someone puts together a film version.

Rating: 9/10

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6 Comments

  1. If you enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you might like to try Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, published by the same peope responsible for P&P&Z.

  2. My girlfriend bought this a while ago, she was disappointed with how long it took to really get started but, once it did, she found it tremendously entertaining. Admittedly stupid but still entertaining and enjoyable.

    For the record she doesn’t like zombies at all and really enjoyed Pride & Prejudice.

    I need to read this because I like Pride & Prejudice (as shameful as it is for a man to admit that) and horror-comedy done right is superb.

  3. I’ve handed this out as a gift twice now and still not read it myself. Mr HorrorShow, you may just have tipped the balance…

  4. Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

    • Of course! No problem.

      Thanks.

  5. […] enjoying ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies‘ a while back, I was intrigued to check out ‘Sense And Sensibility And Sea […]


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