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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The Classic Regency Romance--now With Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem

Grahame-Smith, Seth

(eBook - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennet is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

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Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books ; San Francisco : Distributed in North America by Chronicle Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781594744495
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817
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Dec 14, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A promising concept, but disappointing in the execution. Instead of creating a real spoof, the author has simply taken Austen's book more or less verbatim, and added zombies in a rather non-consequential fashion, along with character enhancements that reveal the Bennett sisters as highly trained martial arts combatants.

A fun mashup of English Literature (capitalized) with a fast-paced zombie invasion. If you're a Liz trying to get your Mr. Darcy to put down the video game controller and pick up a book, this might work!

Sep 11, 2014
  • cegerstein rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a fun read and, like another commenter mentioned, it has made me want to go back and reread the original. I especially enjoyed the book club discussion questions at the back. Along this vein: Jane Slayre; Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; Little Vampire Women; Alice in Zombieland.

Mar 09, 2013
  • emkelleyb3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fun twist on a wonderful classic! Our heroine Elizabeth battles brain-hungry zombies while also battling her heart when it comes to the handsome yet seemingly cold Mr. Darcy. Seth Grahame-Smith fits the zombies in perfectly and takes us on a journey in a zombie ridden world of Jane Austen.

Feb 04, 2013
  • LibrarianGeek rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you've read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and have watched the BBC and Kiera Knightley versions of the movie but were left wanting more, this is the book for you. In this version of the story, a plague has beset the world, the Bennett sisters have all learned the art of zombie fighting, and Lizzie finds love with her Mr. Darcy amidst the thrill of zombie chases and the loss of her best friend Charlotte to the zombie plague. As the book's tag line says, "The Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!"

May 21, 2012
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Okay, this was really silly, but the idea of Lady Catherine as a ninja warrior cracked me up. Best line by far: Jane's letter home from Netherfield (she stays over due to a zombie attack, not a cold) "Aside from a few bruises and a minor stab wound, there is nothing much the matter with me". If you love P&P but have a sense of humor about it, give this a shot.

Mar 02, 2012
  • Michaelle1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i am very exited 2 read this book.
although im not as exided as i was to read the graphic novle i am still exited

Oct 12, 2011
  • Logovore rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I do not see how meddling with the classics can be construed as an 'improvement' on them.

The additions are clumsy, ill-written, not in the spirit of the author's vision and amounts to an badly-conceived, badly-executed attempt to tittilate modern readers that falls so flat as to be laughable. Though I will say that the smackdowns Elizabeth Bennett deals out to Fitzwilliam Darcy and Lady Catherine De Bourgh are no more or less than they deserve - hence the half-star...

As you can see, I didn't like the book.

Oct 09, 2011
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At first glance last year, I hated the sight of this book. I finally relented and read it (my inner-tween kept kicking the back of my brain; reminding of all the countless R.L. Stine Fear Street Sagas and Christopher Pike novels I had read) I love this book!!! I love the mix of this phemonal classic with the sublimely monstrous. I didn't a lot of the orginal text would have been kept and that if it had been kept it would have been so badly-maglined I would weep. The changing of certain pharses into one about zombies, sparing and the girls exclaiming their skills in mastery of marital arts was expertly done. And the fight between Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet over how Mr.Darcy had destoryed the happiness of Jane Bennet; I personally thought was better than just the gob-smacking of what was written by Ms.Austen between those two characters before. I expected to be mildy amused with the book... instead I honestly do think it's a very clever work of ficiton.

Sep 19, 2011
  • dani2285 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Adding the zombies didn't really add to the story and the writing wasn't great. The original is much better.

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