Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Zwilnik » Wed May 20, 2009 4:14 pm

Rather liking this book. Definitely an improvement on the original and I suspect what Jane Austen would have written herself if she'd been allowed to stay up late to watch zombie Films as a kid.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Dionysus » Wed May 20, 2009 4:17 pm

Zwilnik wrote:Rather liking this book. Definitely an improvement on the original and I suspect what Jane Austen would have written herself if she'd been allowed to stay up late to watch zombie Films as a kid.


Laura was looking at the the other day. what does it add to the original? how close is the story (minus the zombies)
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Zwilnik » Wed May 20, 2009 4:37 pm

Dionysus wrote:
Zwilnik wrote:Rather liking this book. Definitely an improvement on the original and I suspect what Jane Austen would have written herself if she'd been allowed to stay up late to watch zombie Films as a kid.


Laura was looking at the the other day. what does it add to the original? how close is the story (minus the zombies)



Mostly it adds zombies :)

Essentially it's the same story, but set in an England that's been beset by a strange zombie plague that's been going on for 5 years. Mrs Bennet is still trying to find suitable husbands for her 5 daughters, but Mr Bennet has also made sure they've had suitable training in weaponry and martial arts so they have kick ass zombie killing skills too.

The storyline still has the same costume drama wranglings and upper class snobbery making things difficult for the Bennet girls, but Elizabeth gets to beat the crap out of Mr Darcy before she finds out he's not as bad as she's been told.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Worcester Dan » Wed May 20, 2009 4:52 pm

yay for Zombies
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Dionysus » Wed May 20, 2009 5:36 pm

Worcester Dan wrote:yay for Zombies


so true.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby mitch » Thu May 21, 2009 10:44 am

Sounds good, apart from the whole Pride and Prejudice bit.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby sgtpepperband » Thu May 21, 2009 11:03 am

More 'body-ripping' that 'bodice ripping', I imagine... :lol:
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Worcester Dan » Thu May 21, 2009 11:49 am

while we are on a Zombie tip

World War Z is a good read as is the zombie survival guide both by max brooks
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby Parry » Thu May 21, 2009 12:04 pm

Zombie survival guide is great,
not read world war z yet...

but was only slightly surprised to find out Max is the son of Mel
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby BratGirl » Sun May 24, 2009 12:44 pm

mitch wrote:Sounds good, apart from the whole Pride and Prejudice bit.


What's wrong with Pride and Prejudice?

Jane Austen is awesome, a great satirist, her humour is just so dry sometimes you can't always see it, but she is always making fun of the characters and stereotypes in her books.

I think I might get this book, zombies and Austen just has to be made of win.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby sgtpepperband » Mon May 25, 2009 7:57 am

Just ordered it from Amazon, purely on the principle of the mixture of genres. Will post comments accordingly when I've read it... :wink:
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Postby mitch » Tue May 26, 2009 12:24 pm

BratGirl wrote:
mitch wrote:Sounds good, apart from the whole Pride and Prejudice bit.


What's wrong with Pride and Prejudice?

Jane Austen is awesome, a great satirist, her humour is just so dry sometimes you can't always see it, but she is always making fun of the characters and stereotypes in her books.

I think I might get this book, zombies and Austen just has to be made of win.


She's just not my thing. I've tried, but I just can't stand Austen's books. I get the satire, I just find the plots and characters too dull for that to save them. Personally, I prefer something with a bit more struggle and a bit more drama than the marriage market. In my experience, Austen is a Marmite author, you either love her or hate her; I'm definitely the latter, though I'm probably in the minority.
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