Book Fourteen: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Ok, seriously. Best title ever. Best cover ever. Best opening line ever ("It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.") Best author bios ("Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature. Seth Grahame-Smith once took a class in English literature.") I had been anticipating this book for quite a while, as I'm sure all the other Jane Austen and zombie lovers out there were, waiting for the two to come together at last, as they inevitably should.

But here's the deal. You don't need me to tell you that this isn't the best book you'll ever read. It starts out hilarious, and then as you get past the initial joke, it becomes just a little less funny. That's okay, though, I'm not too bothered by that. I was happy for something funny and silly and a place to get another Jane Austen fix. And a zombie fix. At the same time.


Blogger erma said...

The author is coming for a fishbowl here tomorrow (the 12th) at noon. Do you want to go?

June 11, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger arajane said...

Rats! Wish I could. I'm teaching all day tomorrow.

June 11, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger erma said...

Darn. It would have been fun to sneak you in. Not that sneaking is really necessary.

June 11, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

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