Friday, July 3, 2009

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!is pretty much exactly what it says it is - the text from Austen's classic work with numerous and sometimes random references to zombies, combat skills, and lots of mayhem and violence.

I have to admit I couldn't resist checking this book out. I thought it would be a good laugh and an interesting twist on the original story. Well, the first several pages were funny and then the gore, violence, and repetitive references began to just annoy me. I started skimming pages, reading my favorite scenes from the original, hoping they weren't materially changed (they weren't). I just didn't want to finish it, though. Too much of the same. And the violence was pretty vile as well. People who enjoy zombie violence and humor will get a kick out of it (especially if their wife or girlfriend loves the book/movie) and then they might even know the general outline of the story.

Mr. Darcy, Vampyreby Amanda Grange (love the title, probably won't pick it up)

s-factor: none

(that I noticed)

mrg-factor: X
He threw in a few crass jokes.

v-factor: ->->->->->
It was pretty gross. And descriptive.

Overall rating: *


  1. Interesting. I actually thought this was very glossed over and NOT violent, not gross at all, and I'm pretty squeamish normally. This didn't bother me because it was all victorian in its language.

  2. Huh. Maybe I am ultra sensitive to that kind of stuff (I don't usually read violent books). I just got a little sicked out about the crushing skulls and stuff.


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