This is really taking zombies too too far

Some of you may have seen this already, through the link at Bookshelves of Doom a few days ago, which I had noticed but not clicked through, since zombies aren't really my thing. Today, though, via the Guardian Book Blog (link below) I ended up face to face with this new book coming in April:

From the Chronicle Books Website:

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- 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."

You can read more about it here at the Guardian Book Blog. As a proud member of Team Unicorn, I shudder.

Come to think of it, this could spawn a whole series. How about a Pride and Prejudice in which Whickham and Darcy are fairy kings? Or one in which Lydia and Whickham are vampires? I can't think of any character, however, who would make a good werewolf.


  1. Oh my god. Gimmick!! I wonder how sales will be.

  2. As a proud, card-carrying member of Team Zombie, I couldn't be more excited.

  3. I'm really kind of excited. I think it's a fun idea. Very curious to read it!


  4. My first reaction was what...huh...weird. I wonder how well the book will do. Not being a zombie fan myself - not to interested

  5. It sounds absolutely ghastly. Oh dear, I think I'm turning into my mother when I hear myself say, "What will they think of next!"


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